LEYB FRIDMAN (LEW FRYDMAN) (b. January 31, 1911)
He was born in Mezritsh (Międzyrzecz), Shedlets (Siedlce) district, Poland. He completed high school, a senior business school in Warsaw, and the Szabad research student program at YIVO in Vilna. He lived in Russia during the years of WWII, before returning to Poland. From 1947 he was living in Australia. He published articles in: Vilner tog (Vilna day) and Yivo bleter (YIVO sheets), among others, in Vilna; Undzer shtime (Our voice), and Unzer vort (Our word) in Paris; Keneder odler (Canadian eagle) in Montreal; and Di yidishe post (The Jewish mail) in Melbourne (which he also edited, 1948-1949). In book form: Dos lebn fun di yidn in mezritsh unter der daytsher okupatsye un zeyer umkum (The life of Jews in Międzyrzecz under the German occupation and their destruction) (New York, 1947), 27 pp.; Madam adler, drame in dray aktn (Madame Adler, a drama in three acts) (Melbourne, 1966), 44 pp. For the latter work, he received the theater prize from the World Jewish Culture Congress for the year 1966.
Sources: Yivo-biblyografye, 1925-1941 (YIVO bibliography, 1925-1941) (New York, 1943), see index; Herts Bergner, in Pinkes (New York) (1965), p. 290; L. Sverdlin, in Tog-morgn-zhurnal (New York) (November 10, 1966).
Khayim Leyb Fuks