Tuesday, 12 June 2018


BENYOMEN ELIS (1907-December 17, 1984)
            He was born in Radom, Poland, into a poor family.  He lived in Lodz, Warsaw, and Vilna.  He was exiled by the Soviets to Siberia during WWII.  After spending several years in refugee camps in Germany, he immigrated to the United States.  His books include: Heymloze (Homeless) (Warsaw: Zielonek, 1931), 64 pp.; Bay der grenets, drame in fir akten (At the border, a drama in four acts) (Warsaw, 1936), 64 pp.; Shrek (Fear) (Minsk: State Publ., 1941), 39 pp.; In aza velt, dertseylungen (In such a world, stories) (Stuttgart, 1948), 92 pp.; Bay farshidene tishn, dertseylungen (By different tables, stories) (New York, 1955), 92 pp.; Afn veg tsum bunker (En route to the bunker) (New York, 1962), 142 pp.

Source: Sholem Herts, in Unzer tsayt (New York) (January 1985).

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 415-16.

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