Monday, 9 July 2018


ITE PUPKO (1894-November 5, 1960)
            She was born in Gantshesh (Gănești?), Bessarabia.  She completed a degree as a pharmacist in Odessa and Kiev Universities.  Until 1923 she lived in Odessa, Kishinev, and for a time Czernowitz, before immigrating to Canada.  After the tragic death of her only son, she moved to New York and lived there until late 1951.  She published in: Keneder odler (Canadian eagle) in Montreal; Der yudisher zhurnal (The Jewish journal) in Toronto; Dos idishe vort (The Yiddish word) in Winnipeg; Nay-yidish (New Yiddish), Di feder (The pen), Fraye arbeter-shtime (Free voice of labor), and Yidishe shriftn (Yiddish writings), among others, in New York; and Letste nayes (Latest news) and Heymish (Familiar) in Tel Aviv.  In book form: Mayn nign fun libshaft un troyer, lider un poemen (My song of love and sadness, poetry) (New York, 1951), 111 pp.  In late 1951 she settled in Israel and lived in Kiryat Shaul, and there she died.

Sources: B. Daymondhsteyn, Eseyen (Essays) (Tohongo, California, 1958), pp. 34-35; Meylekh Ravitsh, Mayn leksikon (My lexicon), vol. 3 (Montreal, 1958), p. 484; Y. Paner, Almanakh fun yidishe shrayber in yisroel (Almanac of Yiddish writers in Israel) (Tel Aviv, 1962), p. 375.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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