Wednesday, 22 May 2019

YOYSEF ROTENBERG


YOYSEF ROTENBERG (August 25, 1913-April 10, 1960)
            He was born in Lodz.  He studied in a Borokhov school, later worked in a factory, and was active in left Labor Zionism.  During WWII he was in the Soviet Union, before returning to Lodz in 1946 and then on to Israel in 1949.  He co-edited Lodz’s Arbeter tsaytung (Workers’ newspaper), Di fraye yugnt (The free youth), and Flamen (Flames).  He also wrote for Nayvelt (New world) and other Israeli party organs.  He was a leader at Y. L. Perets Publishers.  In the remembrance volume, Yosef rotenberg, tsu zayn ershter yortsayt (Yosef Rotenberg, on the first anniversary of his death) (Tel Aviv, 1961), 202 pp., there are appreciations of him and a selection of his articles.  He died in Tel Aviv.

Sources: Yankev Zerubavel, Geshtaltn (Images) (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1967), pp. 225-30; Yitskhok Turkov-Grudberg, Af mayn veg (On my way) (Tel Aviv, 1971), pp. 83-98.
Ruvn Goldberg


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