Wednesday, 22 May 2019

YEKHIEL-FAYVL ROTSHTEYN


YEKHIEL-FAYVL ROTSHTEYN (1907-May 21, 1952)
            He was born in Radzin (Radzyń), Poland, the brother of Perl Halter and the son-in-law of Yitskhok-Meyer Vaysenberg.  He moved to Warsaw in his youth and graduated from the humanities faculty there.  He survived WWII in Bialystok, Central Asia, and later several years in displaced persons’ camps in Germany.  He was a teacher in Poland and from 1951 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  He published articles and translations from Polish in: Literarishe bleter (Literary leaves), Foroys (Onward), Vokhnshrift far literatur (Weekly writing for literature), and from 1946 in Unzer shtime (Our voice) in Bergen-Belsen, Bafrayung (Liberation), Der morgn (The morning) in Munich, Unzer vort (Our word), and Kiem (Existence) in Paris.  He died in Calgary.

Sources: Information from Perl Vaysenberg; Yeshurin archive, YIVO (New York).
Khayim Leyb Fuks


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