Wednesday, 15 March 2017


SHIFRE-OSNAS LIVAY (1892-July 26, 1957)
            She was born in Koydanovo, Minsk district, Byelorussia, into a working-class family.  She went to work when still young and joined the socialist movement.  In 1910 she moved to the United States and worked for many years in a sweatshop.  At the same time she was active in the labor movement and in the association of Koydanovo native in New York.  Under the influence of her friend, the poet Sore Reyzen, she began writing poetry and sketches which she published in New York in: Fraye arbeter-shtime (Free voice of labor), Der amerikaner (The American), Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal), Kinder-zhurnal (Children’s magazine), and Nyu yorker vokhnblat (New York weekly newspaper), among others.  She died in New York.

Source: Forverts (New York) (July 28, 1957).
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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