Friday, 30 November 2018


AVROM FRUMKIN (1889-February 1961)
            He was a Soviet writer and editor who lived in Moscow.  He worked as the assistant to the director of the Moscow-based Yiddish press “Der emes” (The truth).  He contributed work to the Moscow anthologies: Heymland (Homeland) and Tsum zig (To victory).  Together with N. Oyslender, he compiled and edited three volumes of Sholem-Aleichem’s selected works (Moscow: Emes, 1948).  He wrote explanations and notes to: Mendele’s
Masoes benyomen hashlishi (The travels of Benjamin III) and Fishḳe der krumer (Fishke the lame) (Moscow, 1959), 422 pp.; and a volume of Y. L. Perets’s stories In keler-shtub (In a basement apartment) (Moscow, 1959).  He died in Moscow.

Sources: Y. Nusinov, in Eynikeyt (Moscow) (August 5, 1942); T. Gen, in Eynikeyt (October 2, 1945); obituary notice, in Folks-shtime (Warsaw) (March 2, 1961); Chone Shmeruk, comp., Pirsumim yehudiim babrit-hamoatsot, 1917-1961 (Jewish publications in the Soviet Union, 1917-1961) (Jerusalem, 1961), see index; Biblyografye fun yidishe bikher vegn khurbn un gvure (Bibliography of Yiddish books concerning the Holocaust and heroism) (New York, 1962), see index.
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[Additional information from: and Chaim Beider, Leksikon fun yidishe shrayber in ratn-farband (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers in the Soviet Union), ed. Boris Sandler and Gennady Estraikh (New York: Congress for Jewish Culture, Inc., 2011), p. 298.]

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