SOLOMON ELZVIT (ELZOVITS) (1878-December 27, 1934)
Over the years 1902-1907, he studied medicine at New York University and became a doctor. He was one of the first news writers for New York’s Forverts (Forward). He was in 1909 at the center of the controversy and the following strike at the newspaper (during which he was dismissed from his job). He was also active in the Jewish socialist movement in the United States and the Workmen’s Circle. He also published articles in Di tsukunft (The future) in New York.
Sources: Y. Milkh, Di antshteyung fun “forverts” un zayn kamf mitn “abend blat” (1893-1902), zikhroynes (The rise of Forverts and its battle with Abend blat, 1893-1902, memoirs) (New York, 1936); Y. Khaykin, Yidishe bleter in amerike, a tsushteyer tsu der 75-yoriker geshikhte fun der yidisher prese in di fareynikte shtatn un kanade (Yiddish letters in America, a contribution to the seventy-five year history of the Yiddish press in the United States and Canada) (New York, 1946); H. Rogof, in Forverts (New York) (December 25, 1952); R. Yuklson, in Morgn-frayhayt (New York) (February 10, 1958); Arbeter-ring boyer un tuer (Builders and leaders of the Workmen’s Circle), ed. Y. Yeshurin and Y. Sh. Herts (New York, 1962).