Wednesday, 7 December 2016

TSVI YAKUBOVITSH

TSVI YAKUBOVITSH (b. November 11, 1903)
            He was born in Sochaczew, near Warsaw, Poland.  In his youth he moved with his parents to Belgium.  He graduated from high school in Brussels and studied engineering at the technical school in London.  He published impressions from a voyage across Russia in the French-language periodical Limiere in Antwerp (1923).  From 1925 he was writing in Yiddish as well.  He was the Belgian correspondent for Parizer haynt (Paris today) (1926-1928).  Over the years 1925-1940, he edited the weekly newspaper Yidishe prese (Jewish press) in Antwerp.  He was the author of plays (in both French and Yiddish): Madam paglyatshi (Madame Pagliacci) which was staged in New York and Latin America by Samuel Goldenberg and Jennie Goldstein (1932-1933); Kolon de fe (Antwerp, 1934), 96 pp.  He translated into Flemish Perets Hirshbeyn’s Grine felder (Green Fields).  He also wrote under the name “Tsvir.”  He was last living in Brussels, Belgium.
Khayim Leyb Fuks


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