Monday, 9 July 2018


            He was born in Yanishok (Joniškis), Lithuania.  He attended in a Tarbut school and graduated from a Hebrew high school in Shavel (Šiauliai).  He studied chemistry at Kovno University.  From his youth he was active the Betar organization.  In 1940 he was arrested in Kovno for his Zionism and deported to Siberia.  In 1957 he was freed and in 1965 he made aliya in Israel.  He wrote articles for Kovno’s Moment (Moment).  In book form: Lider hinter grates, lider un dertseylung (Poetry behind bars, poems and stories) (Johannesburg, 1970), 125 pp. (some of the poems and stories were translated from the Hebrew by D. Volpe.)  His Hebrew books include: Nitslavti el hakokhav haadom (I was crucified to the Red Star) (Tel Aviv, 1968), 108 pp.; and Hasipur hakatsar al hamavet haarokh (The short story of the long death) (Tel Aviv, 1969), 272 pp.  His Hebraized name was: Avi-Shabi Maor.
David Volpe

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 428.

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