YOKHONEN POGREBINSKI (April 22, 1894-December 15, 1959)
He was born in Nemirov (Nemyriv), Ukraine. He studied in religious elementary school and privately Hebrew and secular subjects. He was active in local community life, in the Zionist movement, and in self-defense. In late 1931 he settled in the land of Israel. For a time he served as secretary to Aḥad-Haam and Ḥaim Nachman Bialik. He contributed to the Hebrew press articles on writers and books as well as bibliographical studies. He published a number of articles in Yiddish in: Der moment (The moment) and Undzer velt (Our world) in Kovno; and Der nayer veg (The new path) in Odessa. He died in Tel Aviv.
Sources: D. Tidhar, in Entsiklopedyah leḥalutse hayishuv uvonav (Encyclopedia of the pioneers and builders of the yishuv), vol. 2 (Tel Aviv, 1947), pp. 589-90; Gdalye Shtutsiner, in Der amerikaner (New York) (February 12, 1960); Avraham Shpayzhendler, in Hadoar (New York) (Tevet 15 [= January 15], 1960.
Elye (Elias) Shulman