YISROEL FRID (b. October 24, 1908)
He was born in Bershad, Vinitse (Vinnytsa) region, Ukraine. He attended religious elementary school and public school. In 1921 he came to the United States and graduated from a middle school in Philadelphia. From 1927 he was linked to Frayhayt (Freedom) in New York, and he published in it reportage pieces and local news. From 1934 he became the news- and managing-editor of the newspaper. He was in charge of a column entitled “Tog-tsu-tog” (Day to day), using the pen name “A Gastrolyor.” He wrote stories and literary criticism as well for: Signal (Signal), Proletarishe dertsiung (Proletarian education), Yidishe kultur (Jewish culture), and Zamlungen (Collections), among others. He was last living in New York.
Sources: A. Pomerants, in Proletpen (Kiev, 1935); R. Yukelson, in Morgn-frayhayt (New York) (March 13, 1959).
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