Sunday, 5 February 2017


KHAYIM LAUER (b. 1907)
            He was born in Apt (Opatów), Kielce district, Poland.  He was raised by his grandfather, a poor cobbler.  He studied in religious elementary school, and early on he became a laborer.  In 1919 he moved to Canada and became a hat maker, while at the same time he was active in the union movement.  From 1927 he was living in the United States.  For a time he was active with the left Labor Zionists in Chicago.  He published correspondence pieces from Chicago in Faryhayt (Freedom) in New York, later producing stories and sketches of Jewish workers’ lives as well in Der idisher kuryer (The Jewish courier) in Chicago and Di idishe velt (The Jewish world) in Philadelphia.  He was last living in Chicago.

Source: A. Pomerants, in Proletpen (Kiev) (1935), pp. 211-12.
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