Friday, 7 October 2016

TSODEK TUZMAN

TSODEK TUZMAN (1908-1942)
            He was a poet and journalist, born in Luhin (Luhyny, Luginy), Polesia, Ukraine, into a working family.  He graduated from the local Jewish middle school and moved to Kharkov in late 1925.  He co-edited Yunge gvardye (Young guard), in which he published poetry and articles, and in the daily newspaper Shtern (Star) in Kharkov.  He wrote poems that appeared in Yungvard (Younguard) in Moscow (1925).  He contributed as well to Lenin un di kinder (Lenin and children) (Kharkov-Kiev, 1934).  Together with Y. Kotlyar, he wrote Tsen lider (Ten songs), with music by B. Riskind (Kharkov, 1927), 20 pp.  He died on the front.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 278; Chaim Beider, Leksikon fun yidishe shrayber in ratn-farband (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers in the Soviet Union), ed. Boris Sandler and Gennady Estraikh (New York: Congress for Jewish Culture, Inc., 2011), pp. 161-62.


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