MORTKHE FUKS (1921-August 1, 1982)
He was born in Sighet-Marmației, Hungary. He received both a Jewish and general education and was active in the Zionist youth movement. During the years of WWII, he was a soldier in the Czech army and later lived for a time in Soviet Russia and in Switzerland. In 1952 he came to live in the state of Israel. That year he was an internal contributor to Letste nayes (Latest news) in Tel Aviv. In 1959 he traveled on a journalistic excursion to Europe and the United States, and remained living in the latter. He also wrote under the pen name Shoeli. Among other venues, he placed work in Tsanin’s Vokhnblat (Weekly newspaper) in Tel Aviv. He died in Baltimore, Maryland.
Sources: Meylekh Ravitsh, Mayn leksikon (My lexicon), vol. 3 (Montreal, 1958), p. 483; Y. Shmulevitsh, in Forverts (New York) (April 11, 1959).
Khayim Leyb Fuks