DOVID PUKHALNIK (b. 1902)
He was born in Berestechko, Volhynia. He was a student of the humanities at the “Free University” in Warsaw. He went on to become a teacher in Lide (Lida), Lutsk, and Berestechko (he lived there until WWII). He published poetry, novellas, and articles in: Volin (Volhynia), Voliner prese (Volhynian press), Lutsker vort (Lutsk word), Voliner vokh (Volhynian week), Rovner shtime (Voice of Rovno); and Literarishe bleter (Literary leaves), Foroys (Onward), and Shprotsungen (Sprouts) in Warsaw; Di post (The mail) in Cracow; and Inzl (Island) in Lodz; among others. In book form: Kh’vil nisht shtarbn, noveln un lider (I don’t want to die, stories and poems) (Lutsk, 1936), 70 pp.; Hintish blut, noveln (Dog’s blood, stories) (Warsaw, 1937), 130 pp.; Poshet un klor (Simple and clear), poetry (Warsaw, 1938), 41 pp. There has been no information about him since WWII.
Sources: Yedies fun yivo (Vilna) 3-4 (1937); Foroys (Warsaw) (April 1, 1938); Literarishe bleter (Warsaw) (April 20, 1938).
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