PEYSI YANOVSKI (1914-1972)
He was born in Zhitomir, Ukraine. In 1931 he graduated from the teachers’ training course at the Zhitomir Pedagogical Technical School and left for Birobidzhan. Over the years 1939-1946, he was an officer in the Red Army and took part in WWII. He began publishing in 1933, placing work in: Zay greyt (Get ready), Yunge gvardye (Young guard), Birebidzhaner shtern (Birobidzhan star), Kinder shafung (Children’s creation), and Horizontn (Horizons). He was last working as a journalist in Perm. He placed poems in Soveitsh heymland (Soviet homeland) 1 (July-August 1961).
[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 293.]