Wednesday, 3 May 2017


            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.

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