Sunday, 26 May 2019

ZEV ROMANOVSKI


ZEV ROMANOVSKI (b. October 27, 1904)
            He was born in a village near Slonim, Byelorussia.  He later Hebraized his surname to Rimon.  He studied in religious elementary school and high school.  He was a printer by trade.  From 1931 he was living in Warsaw, active in Labor Zionism.  From 1941 he was a member of Kibbutz Yagur in Israel.  He contributed work to Warsaw’s Dos vort (The word) and later Dos naye vort (The new word), as well as other party organs.  He was on a party assignment, 1947-1948, in Munich where he edited Bafrayung (Liberation) for the Labor Zionists.  He edited the weekly Di naye velt (The new world) in Tel Aviv, and he also wrote for the weekly Folksblat (People’s newspaper), Lemerav (Into the open), and Mibifnim (From within).  He co-edited (under the name Z. Rimon with Yaakov Zerubavel) the anthology Unzer veg in boy un kamf, tsen yor medines yisroel (Our pathway in construction and struggle, ten years of the state of Israel) (Tel Aviv, 1958), 220 pp.  He translated into Yiddish: Yonat and Aleksander Sened, Adama lelo tsel (A land without shadow) as Erd on shotn (Tel Aviv, 1953), 401 pp., earlier appearing serially in Di naye velt.  His pen names include: V. Slonimski and Iks.
Ruvn Goldberg


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