YOYSEF ERENKRANTS (ca. 1905-ca. 1958)
He was born in the town of Vasilkovits (Vasyl’kivtsi), eastern Galicia. His father was a Hebrew teacher. On his mother’s side he was related to Velvl Zbarzher. After graduating in Bucharest as a medical doctor, he soon went to the Soviet Union, before returning to Romania. During WWII he contributed to Tshernovitser bleter (Czernowitz sheets) and Ikuf-bleter (IKUF sheets). He died of tuberculosis in Romania.
Sources: Shloyme Bikl, in Idisher kemfer (New York) (Passover, 1961); Rumenye (Romania) (Buenos Aires, 1961), pp. 114-15.