Wednesday, 12 December 2018

BEN FRISHVASER (YEKUSIEL BOREKH)


BEN FRISHVASER (YEKUSIEL BOREKH) (1883-July 30, 1958)
            The husband of Regina (Perl) Frishvaser, he came from Sasov (Sasów), Galicia.  He moved to the United States and became active in the Workmen’s Circle.  For each Workmen’s Circle conference, he published a humorous publication Bezem (Broom), in which he would chide the elite by using humorous cartoons and jokes.  He also edited Der sasover (The Sasover), a six-page publication (two pages in English).  He died in New York.

Sources: Der sasover (New York) 31-32 (1939); Arbeter-ring boyer un tuer (Builders and leaders of the Workmen’s Circle), ed. Y. Yeshurin and Y. Sh. Herts (New York, 1962), p. 322.
Yankev Kahan


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