SHIMEN YEZHOR (November 29, 1893-December 15, 1963)
He was born in Warsaw, Poland. He studied in religious primary school, yeshiva, and in the Modzhitser Hassidic conclave. He later became a Yiddish typesetter. From 1918 he was an active leader in the Bund. In 1935 he moved to Mexico City where he served as vice-chairman of the Ashkenazi community, chairman of the Society for Culture and Relief, and other organizations. From 1948 he was a member of the world coordinating committee of the Bund. He published (also using the pen name Sh. Litman) articles in: Vokhnshrift far literatur (Weekly writing for literature) in Warsaw (1934); and later, Di tsayt (The times), Tribune (Tribune) of which he was also editor in 1939, and Foroys (Onward) for which he served also as co-editor in 1940—all in Mexico City. He died in Mexico City.
Sources: Sh. Tsfat and Sh. Zabludovski, in Foroys (Mexico City) (December 1, 1943); Y. Krishtal and Sh. Tsfas, in Foroys (December 1, 1953).
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