MOYSHE PETRUSHKA (December 7, 1898-February 25, 1983)
He was born in Praga, Poland. In the 1920s he immigrated to the United States and settled in New York where he worked in sweatshops. He was active in the Jewish socialist union. For fifteen years he prepared for publication all the materials for the journal Der veker (The alarm) in New York. He wrote a monthly column for it called “Bekitser” (In short). He used the pen name: M. Karpas. He died in New York.
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 432.