SHIFRE LIFSHITS (SHIFRA LIPSHITZ) (b. 1898)
She was born in Zembrove (Zambrów), Poland. She lived in Warsaw, where she engaged in a variety of work. She was active in Labor Zionism, later in the Communist Party. In 1923 she fled to Soviet Russia. There she graduated from a teachers’ institute and took up teaching. In 1934 she departed for Birobidzhan. For “nationalism” she was exiled to a camp in 1937. In 1971 she arrived in Israel. Her books include: Khaloymes un virklekhkeyt, biro-bidzhan un arbets-lagern (Dreams and reality: Birobidzhan and labor camps) (Tel Aviv: Eygns, 1979), 225 pp.; Nashim bemaḥanot avoda beberit hamoatsot (Women in the labor camps in the Soviet Union) (Tel Aviv, 1984), 223 pp. (translated from Yiddish).
Source: Y. Shmulevitsh, in Forverts (New York) (February 13, 1981).
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 340-41.