YITSKHOK LIPSKI (December 2, 1912-ca. April-May 1981)
He was born in Lodz, Poland. He attended religious elementary school and later graduated from a seven-class Medem School in Lodz. In his youth he became a laborer. He was a member of the drama studio “Baginen” (Dawn). In 1939 when the Germans seized Lodz, he left for Bialystok; he was arrested in 1940 by the Soviet authorities and deported to labor camps. In 1946 he returned to Lodz, and from the late 1940s he was living in Buenos Aires. He was active in the Perets School, YIVO, the Bund, and the publishing house of Yidbukh. He first wrote for the school journal Onzog (Message) in Lodz (1927) and from that point published in: Kleyne folkstsaytung (Little people’s newspaper) and Yugnt-veker (Youth alarm) in Warsaw; Lodzer veker (Lodz alarm) and Dos naye lebn (The new life) in Lodz; and Di prese (The press) and Idishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper) in Buenos Aires; among others. He also contributed work to Unzer gedank (Our idea) in Buenos Aires, in which he was in charge of a column entitled “Gehert, geleyent, fartseykhnt” (Heard, read, noted). From 1946 he served as the Argentinian correspondent for Unzer shtime (Our voice) in Paris. He received an award for a piece on the young people at a YIVO conference in Vilna in 1932. He also wrote under such pen names as: Y. Lival, Y. El-ski, Yitskhok Rivkes, and Oyran Moiseevitsh. He died in Buenos Aires.
Sources: Dr. M. Weinreich, Der veg tsu undzer yugnṭ, yesoydes, metodn, problemen fun yidisher yugnṭ-forshung (The way to our youth: foundations, methods, and problems of research on Jewish youth) (Vilna, 1935), p. 157; Khayim Leyb Fuks, in Fun noentn over (New York) 3 (1957), p. 245; Y. Shmulevitsh, in Forverts (New York) (June 16, 1960).
Khayim Leyb Fuks