MOYSHE PULAVER (b. April 5, 1902)
He was born in Lodz. Before WWII he worked with M. Broderzon’s theater “Ararat.” He was confined in the Lodz ghetto, where he established a children’s theater and was director of the theater studio “Avan-gard” (Avant-garde). He was also at that time a teacher in the secret children’s school. In 1944 he was in Auschwitz. In May 1945 he was liberated from the Ebensee concentration camp. His books include: Geven iz a geto (It was a ghetto) (Tel Aviv, 1963), 140 pp. (memoirs of the Lodz ghetto and other camps). The volume also includes eight short one-act plays, and it is illustrated with nineteen images by the artist Volf Adler, painted in the concentration camps. He also wrote: Ararat (un lodzher tipn) (Ararat and Lodz characters) (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1972), 286 pp. He was last living in New York.
Sources: Khayim Leyb Fuks, in Fun noentn over (New York) 3 (1957), p. 245; Shaye Trunk, Lodzher geto (Lodz ghetto) (New York, 1962), pp. 396-97; Yidishe kultur (New York) (August-September 1963), p. 64; Y. Shmulevitch, in Forverts (New York) (October 2, 1963).
[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 428.]