KHANE (HANNAH) LERNER (b. 1893)
She hailed from Odessa, Ukraine. She was a regular visitor to the home of Mendele Moykher-Sforim. After the Russian Revolution (1917), she lived in Kiev and Moscow. She was active in the field of Jewish kindergarten and trade school education. She published stories for children in Gut-morgn (Good morning) in Odessa (1913); later (until 1936) she published articles on pedagogical and school issues in Emes (Truth) in Moscow and Shtern (Star) in Kharkov. Fragments of her memoirs concerning Mendele’s last years were republished in the collection Mendele un zayn tsayt (Mendele and his times) (Moscow, 1940): “Fun mendeles sikhes-khulin” (From Mendele’s everyday conversations). In book form: Shrayb on grayzn, hilfs-bukh far shiler fun der 4ter, 5ter, 6ter un 7ter grupes (Write without making mistakes, auxiliary text for the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh groups) (Moscow, 1929), 94 pp., with Sonye Shapiro; and Shprakhgenitungen, lernbukh far der onfang-shul farn 2tn un 3tn klas (Language exercises, textbook for the elementary school for the second and third classes) (Kiev, 1934), 100 pp., with Khayim Loytsker; similar volume for the third and fourth classes (Kiev, 1936), 104 pp., second printing (1937).
Source: Chone Shmeruk, comp., Pirsumim yehudiim babrit-hamoatsot, 1917-1961 (Jewish publications in the Soviet Union, 1917-1961) (Jerusalem, 1961), see index.
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