Sunday, 8 July 2018


SOL POYZNER (July 6, 1889-June 14, 1922)
            He was born in Radomishl (Radomyshl’), Kiev district, Ukraine.  He graduated from a Russian public school for Jewish children and also studied in a general Russian school.  At fourteen he made his way with his parents to Chicago.  From 1910 he was contributing work to the socialist weekly newspaper Idishe arbeter velt (Jewish workers’ world), in which he published impressions and stories of workers’ lives.  In 1919 he joined the daily newspaper Idisher kuryer (Jewish courier), edited the labor section, and contributed work as well to Idisher kemfer (Jewish fighter) in New York.  He was the author of a four-act melodrama: Di tsebrokhene heym (The broken home).  He died in Chicago. 

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 2; Zalmen Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Handbook of the Yiddish theater), vol. 3 (New York, 1959), p. 1651.
Yankev Kahan

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