Y. MANITSH (March 27, 1902-August 17, 1974)
He was born Yoysef Epshteyn in Vishegrad (Wyszogrod), Poland. He attended religious elementary school and yeshiva. In 1928 he moved to Belgium and 1933 to France. He made aliya to Israel in 1974. He published stories and literary articles in: Unzer vort (Our word) and Arbeter-vort (Workers’ word) in Paris. In book form: Koyekh fun gloybn (Strength from belief) (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1968), 267 pp. He died in Jerusalem.
Source: Information from his son Simkhe in Tel Aviv.
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 365.