Wednesday, 14 November 2018

KHAYIM-MORTKHE FLIGELMAN


KHAYIM-MORTKHE FLIGELMAN (March 15, 1873-1930)
            He was born in the village of Bobrovniki, Kozienice district, Poland.  He studied in the nearby town of Głowaczów with itinerant schoolteachers and the synagogue study hall.  He later turned his attention to speculative works and the Jewish Enlightenment, and studied Polish and Russian.  After marrying, he returned to Radom and continued his studies while being supported by his in-laws.  He became a timber merchant, and after WWI a business office employee.  From childhood he wrote in Hebrew, Yiddish, and Polish.  He published a historical novel from the era of the Hasmoneans, entitled Heldn, historisher roman fun der khashmenoim-epokhe (Heroes, a historical novel from the Hasmonean epoch) (Warsaw: Y. Tsuker, 1927), 413 pp.  He died in Radom.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 3; Literarishe bleter (Warsaw) (February 25, 1927); Seyfer radom (Volume for Radom) (Tel Aviv: Irgun yotse radom beyisrael, 1961), p. 234.
Yankev Kahan


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