YEKHIEL MOR (May 16, 1902-April 28, 1984)
He was born in Rozvadov (Rozwadów), Poland. He came from a Hassidic family. From 1919 he made his way for several years through countries in Western Europe. In the mid-1920s he settled in Lille. He survived the Nazi occupation of France. He debuted in print with poems in the weekly newspaper Der fraynd (The friend) in Antwerp. He published a series of articles in Naye prese (New press) in Paris and Parizer tsaytshrift (Parisian periodical) on his meetings with Jewish writers of his acquaintance. Among his books: Fun san biz sen, lider un poemen (From the San [River] to the Seine, poetry) (Paris: Oyfsnay, 1968), 142 pp.; A kholets fun poyln, roman (A pioneer from Poland, novel) (Paris: Oyfsnay, 1977), 278 pp. + 7 pp. His song “Bin ikh mir a kholetsl” (I’m a little pioneer) was popular and sung in Zionist circles in Poland and Lithuania. He died in Lille, France.
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 366, 546.