Sunday, 5 May 2019


            He was a Soviet Yiddish journalist and literary scholar.  He debuted in print with an essay entitled “Afn shvel fun proletarisher kunst” (At the threshold of proletarian art) in the anthology Trep (Steps) (Ekaterinoslav: Kultur-lige, 1921).  He went on to contribute to the anthologies: Sovetish (Soviet); Forpost (Outpost); and Heymland (Homeland) (1948); among others.  He edited: Froyen, literarishe zamlung (Women, literary collection) (Moscow: Central Publ., 1928), 181 pp.; Der arbeter in der yidisher literatur, literarishe zamlung (The worker in Yiddish literature, literary collection) (Moscow: Central Publ., 1931), 248 pp.; and Af barikadn, revolutsyonere shlakhtn in der opshpiglung fun der kinstlerisher literatur (At the barricades, revolutionary battles in the lens of artistic literature) (Kharkov, 1930), 303 pp., with Shmuel Godiner.  His books include: Groyser mir (Great peace) (Ekaterinoslav, 1921), 16 pp.; Bafrayte arbet (Liberated labor), a community literary teacher (Kiev: Tshernovy shlyakh, 1924), 347 pp.; Bronzene proletariat (Bronzed proletariat) (Moscow: Emes, 1934), 174 pp.  He was active until the latter half of the 1930s, after which his fate remains unknown.
Berl Cohen

[Additional information from: Chaim Beider, Leksikon fun yidishe shrayber in ratn-farband (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers in the Soviet Union), ed. Boris Sandler and Gennady Estraikh (New York: Congress for Jewish Culture, Inc., 2011), p. 345.]

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