BEN-TSIEN FRIDMAN (b. 1893)
He was born in Biała Podlaska, Poland. Later, until 1918, he was a soldier in the Russian army. From 1923 he was living in Paris. He debuted in print in the weekly newspaper Di vize (The grassland) in Warsaw (1919) with a humorous sketch entitled “Di emigrantke” (The female emigrant). Thereafter, he published poetry, stories, articles, and memoirs in: Parizer haynt (Paris today), Parizer bleter (Parisian sheets), Naye prese (New press), Arbeter vort (Workers’ word), Unzer vort (Our word), and the monthly Der yidisher combatant (The Jewish combatant), among others, in Paris. He also contributed to: Tog (Day) in New York; Keneder odler (Canadian eagle) in Montreal; and Unzer vort in Brussels; among others. In book form: Arum dransi (Around Drancy) (Paris, 1946), 16 pp.; In der parizer yidisher melukhe (In the Parisian Jewish state), humorous piece (Paris, 1946), 29 pp. He was last living in Paris.
Sources: B. Kutsher, Geven amol varshe (As Warsaw once was) (Paris, 1955), p. 53; Biblyografye fun yidishe bikher vegn khurbn un gvure (Bibliography of Yiddish books concerning the Holocaust and heroism) (New York, 1962), see index.
Khayim Leyb Fuks