Tuesday, 9 May 2017


SIMKHE LEV (ca. 1896-December 30, 1974)
            He seems to have been born in Warsaw, Poland.  He was Kadia Molodowsky’s husband.  From 1920 he lived for several years in Kiev, later in Warsaw.  In 1938 he immigrated to the United States and lived in New York.  He wrote literary-critical articles for Svive (Environs).  In book form: Prokim yidishe geshikhte, sotsyale un natsyonale bavegungen bay yidn in poyln un rusland fun 1897 biz 1914 (Chapters of Jewish history, social and national movement among Jews in Poland and Russia from 1897 to 1914) (Brooklyn, New York: Shulzinger, 1941), 216 pp.  He died in New York.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 343.


  1. Correction: KM came to the US in 1935; Lev came three years later.
    He died in NY in 1974

  2. Correction noted with thanks. JAF