Tuesday, 28 May 2019

DOVID RAPOPORT (DAVID RAPPOPORT)


DOVID RAPOPORT (DAVID RAPPOPORT) (January 14, 1905-August 22, 1983)
            He was a poet, born in Kremenits, Volhynia.  He attended religious primary school and graduated from a Russian public school.  He emigrated to the United States in 1922.  He debuted in print with poems in Nyu-yorker vokhnblat (New York weekly newspaper), in which he went on to publish a great deal.  He contributed to Oyfsnay (Afresh) (also co-editor, 1953-1961), Undzer eygn vort (Our own word), Ilustrirte literarishe bleter (Illustrated literary leaves) in Buenos Aires, Yontef bleter (Holiday sheets) in Johannesburg, and Heymish (Familiar) in Tel Aviv, among other serials.  In book form: Tayves unter der shtern, gezamlte lider, poemen un baladn (Passion under the stars, collected poems and ballads) (New York: New York Yiddish Literary Club, 1952), 96 pp.  In various periodicals, he published twenty-two chapters of a novel entitled Togbukh fun a vagabund (Diary of a vagabond).  He died in New York.

Sources: Y. Kohn, Baym rand fun onhoyb (At the edge of the beginning) (New York, 1960), pp. 142-51; Avrom Pat, Likht un shotn (Light and shadow) (New York, 1967), pp. 147-50.
Berl Cohen


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