Monday, 9 July 2018


            He was born in Telts (Telz), Lithuania.  From 1918 he was living in Vilna.  He contributed work to the bibliographic central organization of YIVO.  He survived WWII in Soviet Russia.  Over the years 1919-1939, he wrote for Vilner tog (Vilna day).  He published (1934-1936) a miniature weekly newspaper Kurts (Short), because the censor changed the name to Nayes (News) and Vokh (Week), as well as a short anthology Birebidzhanish (Birobidzhanish) (Vilna, 1935).  Over the years 1931-1941, he placed work in: Byalistoker shtern (Bialystok star), Kovno’s Emes (Truth), and Folks-shtime (Voice of the people) in Warsaw (1958-1962).  He published reportage pieces, essays and travel narratives.

Source: Dina Abramowitz, in Yivo-bleter (New York) (1980), p. 130.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 428-29.

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