Monday, 11 June 2018


SIMON ELYOT (b. December 22, 1913)
            He was a journalist, born in Vilna.  His surname at birth was Elyakimovitsh.  He studied in Poland, Italy, and the United States, where he arrived in 1939.  He graduated from New York University in 1945, and he received his law degree there.  In 1952 he settled in Mexico City and practiced as an attorney.  For several years he wrote numerous political articles in Havaner lebn (Havana life) and from 1950 in Di shtime (The voice) in Mexico City under the rubric “Politishe notitsn” (Political notices).  He published two series of articles: on the Dreyfus Trial and on the final days of the Hitler regime, as well as on other historical topics.

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

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