Thursday, 5 July 2018

AVIGDOR PANITSH (VICTOR PANITCH)


AVIGDOR PANITSH (VICTOR PANITCH) (b. April 10, 1908)
            He was born in Linets, Ukraine.  He studied in religious elementary school and with private tutors.  In 1928 he immigrated to Canada.  He worked as a Hebrew teacher in Toronto and from 1938 in New York.  He received B. A. and M. A. degrees from New York University.  He published articles, stories, and translations in: Idisher zhurnal (Jewish journal) in Toronto; Keneder older (Canadian eagle) in Montreal; Tog-morgn-zhurnal (Day-morning journal), Algemeyner zhurnal (General journal), Idisher kemfer (Jewish fighter), Hadoar (The mail), Bitsaron (Fortress), and Shevile haḥinukh (Pathways in education)—in New York.  In book form: In shturemdike yorn, a forsh-arbet ṿegn der algemeyner un yidisher geshikhte in rusland in di fargangene 60 yor (In turbulent times, a research work concerning the general and Jewish history of Russia over the past sixty years) (New York: Tsiko, 1977), 639 pp.  He also published several Hebrew textbooks

Sources: H. Zaydman, in Algemeyne zhurnal (New York) (October 28, 1977); N. Shemen, in Tsukunft (New York) (September 1979).

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 426.]


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