Monday, 9 July 2018


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).
Yankev Kahan

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 428.]

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