Monday, 19 November 2018

OVADYE FELD


OVADYE FELD (July 13, 1917-March 1984)
            His Hebraized name was Sadeh.  He was born in Lublin, Poland.  He studied in religious elementary school and public school.  He graduated from Lublin’s Polish Jewish high school.  Over the years 1937-1939, He also studied in the journalists’ senior high school in Warsaw.  He was active in the student organization of General Zionists, “Lamatara” (On target) and co-edited its Polish weekly Filary (Pillars).  During the years of WWII, he was sent to the Arkhangelsk region, and later he turned up in the Tadzhik Republic.  He returned to Poland in 1946.  From 1947 he was living in Germany, where he edited Tsienistishe shtime (Zionist voice), organ of the General Zionists, in Munich.  He was also editor of Unzer veg (Our path), organ of the central committee of survivors in Germany.  In 1951 he made aliya to the state of Israel, where he became editor of Unzer haynt (Our today) and later a member of the editorial board of Letste nayes (Latest news) and of the Polish daily newspaper Nowiny (News).  In 1965 he served as a member of the delegation of Israeli journalists and economists who visited Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil.  He died in Tel Aviv.  His books include: Tsi vil moskve farnikhtn yisroel? (Will Moscow annihilate Israel?) (Tel Aviv, 1967), 80 pp.; Sholem mit di araber nokh der 6-tegiker milkhome (Peace with the Arabs after the Six-Day War) (Tel Aviv, 1967), 64 pp.; Finf yor in sotsyalistishn foterland, arkhangelsker ṭayges un ṭadzhikishe kolkhozn (Five year of the socialist fatherland, the Arkhangelsk taiga and Tadzhik collective farms) (Tel Aviv: Hamenorah, 1972), 280 pp.  He also translated from Hebrew: Shabtai Tevet, Dos lebn fun moyshe dayan (The life of Moshe Dayan [original: Moshe dayan, biografiya (Jerusalem, 1971)]) (Tel Aviv, 1975), 2 vols. (576 pp.).

Sources: Shmerke katsherginski-ondenk-bukh (Memorial volume for Shmerke Katsherginski) (Buenos Aires, 1955), pp. 429-50; Meylekh Ravitsh, Mayn leksikon (My lexicon), vol. 3 (Montreal, 1958), p. 484; Sefer hashana shel haitonim (Newspaper yearbook) (Tel Aviv, 1958-1959); Y. Korn, in Di yidishe tsaytung (Buenos Aires) (July 18, 1965); Y. B., in Der nayer moment (São Paolo) (August 10, 1965).
Yankev Kahan

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 448.]


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