Thursday, 5 July 2018


VOLF PASMANIK (May 3, 1924-October 20, 2003)
            He was born in Tarnopol, eastern Galicia.  He studied in religious primary school and in a Polish public school, and he was a member of Hashomer Hatsair (The young guard) in Tarnopol.  During the years of WWII, he lived in Soviet Russia.  After the war he lived in Poland and Italy.  From 1959 he was in the United States.  He published poetry in: Der veker (The alarm), Amerikaner (American), Idisher kemfer (Jewish fighter), Tsukunft (Future), Unzer tsayt (Our times), Svive (Environs), and the almanacs Yidish (Yiddish) and Unzer veg (Our way)—all in New York; Ilustrirte literarishe bleter (Illustrated literary leaves) in Buenos Aires; Der veg (The way) in Mexico City; and Kiem (Existence), Unzer vort (Our word), and Unzer shtime (Our voice) in Paris.  He was living on a Willie and Lisa Shore literary stipend through the World Jewish Culture Congress in New York for the year 1966.  He died in New York.

Sources: Y. Shmuelvitsh, in Forverts (New York) (September 19, 1960); Y. Gar and F. Fridman, Biblyografye fun yidishe bikher vegn khurbn un gvure (Bibliography of Yiddish books concerning the Holocaust and heroism) (New York: Yad Vashem and YIVO, 1962), see index.
Benyomen Elis

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