FISHL FLAKSER (1918-winter 1942)
The son of Avrom-Hersh Flakser, he was born in Lodz, Poland. He graduated from a Polish Hebrew high school and studied philosophy and law at Warsaw University. Until his death, in the years of Nazi rule during WWII, he lived in Lodz. He published Yiddish and Hebrew poetry in: Nayer folksblat (New people’s newspaper), Inzel (Island), and Kvaln (Springs), among other serials, in Lodz; and Baderekh (On the road), among others, in Warsaw. When the Nazis took Lodz, he left for Bialystok, later returning home. He died of hunger in the Lodz ghetto.
Sources: Fun noentn over (New York) 3 (1957), see index; Y. Goldkorn, Lodzher portretn, umgekumene yidishe shrayber un tipn (Lodz portraits, murdered Yiddish writers and types) (Tel Aviv, 1963).
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