Sunday, 9 June 2019

DOVID ROYTENBERG (ROJTENBERG)


DOVID ROYTENBERG (ROJTENBERG) (b. June 2, 1903)
            He was born in Mezritsh (Międzyrzecz), Poland.  He studied in religious elementary school.  In 1918 he lost both parents, broke off his studies, and became a boot stitcher.  In 1927 he was sentenced to four years in prison for revolutionary activities.  Over the years 1931-1938, he lived in Danzig and later in Lodz.  During WWII he lived in the Soviet Union.  He returned to Poland in 1956, and in 1969 he settled in Israel.  He began publishing reportage pieces and impressions in Folkstsaytung (People’s newspaper) in Warsaw, using the name “A. Dantsiger,” and later in: Oktyabr (October) in Minsk, Eynikeyt (Unity) in Moscow, Dos naye lebn (The new life) and Folks-shtime (Voice of the people) in Warsaw, and Letste nayes (Latest news) and Yidishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper) in Tel Aviv.  In book form: a collection of feature pieces entitled Heymishe inyonim (Familiar matters) (Warsaw: Yidish bukh, 1962), 80 pp.
Berl Cohen


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