MENDL FRIDMAN (b. July 13, 1894)
He was born in Telenesht (Telenesti), Bessarabia. He received both a Jewish and a general education. He studied at the polytechnical institute in Ekaterinoslav, and later graduated as an engineer from Jassy University. He began writing in Russian in 1912, and until 1916 he was a contributor to the Russian newspaper in Ekaterinoslav. From 1925 he switched over to Yiddish. He published features, reportage pieces, humorous sketches, and one-act plays, among other works, in: Undzer tsayt (Our time) and Farn yidishn kind (For the Jewish child) in Kishinev; and Undzer vort (Our word) in Bucharest.
Source: Zalmen Reyzen archive, YIVO, New York.
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