Tuesday, 10 July 2018

PINKHES PUSHKOF (PINCUS PUCHKOFF)


PINKHES PUSHKOF (PINCUS PUCHKOFF) (July 25, 1969-February 26, 1951)
            He was born in Talne, Kiev district, Ukraine.  He received a Jewish and a general education.  In 1905 he came to the United States and lived in Newark, Brooklyn, and Miami.  He served as a teacher, a Zionist activist, and a community leader.  He cofounded educational and community institutions.  He published articles, travel narratives, impressions of the shtetl, and memoirs in: Hatsfira (The siren) and Hayom (Today) in Warsaw; and Hapisga (The summit), Hadoar (The mail), Idishes tageblat (Jewish daily newspaper), Dos idishe likht (The Jewish light), and Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal), among others, in New York.  His books include: Bilder un memuaren, fun der alter heym un fun mayn eygen lebn (Impressions and memoirs from the old country and from my own life) (New York, 1928), 224 pp.; Mayne ayndruke fun erets yisroel (My impressions from the land of Israel) (New York, 1928), 227 pp.; Ketaim, zikhronot, rashame-masa, mikhtavim veketai yoman (Extracts: Memories, travel accounts, letters, and diary entries) (New York, 1939), 208 pp.  He died in Miami, Florida.

Sources: M. Rudenski, in Hadoar (New York) (March 20, 1952; Batya Shtadlan, in Hadoar (July 31, 1953); obituary notices in the Yiddish press.
Khayim Leyb Fuks


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