Wednesday, 8 May 2019

MAURICE ROGER


MAURICE ROGER (May 1, 1890-1980)
            In 1890 he emigrated to Philadelphia.  He lived for many years in Los Angeles, New York, and from 1971 in Berkeley, California.  He edited Der kantshik (The whip) in Los Angeles (1923, 4 issues), Los angeleser idishe nayes (Los Angeles Jewish news) (1925), and for a short time Di pasifishe folkstsaytung (The Pacific people’s newspaper) (1921).  In book form: Der gayst fun der tsayt (The spirit of the times), a drama (Los Angeles: Khaver, 1927), 36 pp.; Teg un yorn, gezamlte shriftn, dertseylungen un derinerungen (Days and years, collected writings, stories and memoirs) (Berkeley, California, 1973), 191 pp. His drama Ir kerper (Her body) was not published, but it was staged in 1932 in Vilna.  He was last living in Mill Valley, California.
Berl Cohen


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