Monday, 8 July 2019


            He came from Kinsk (Końskie), Poland.  According to Yankev Shatski: “He was a popular wedding entertainer in Warsaw who lived in the latter half of the nineteenth century.  From 1874 he published several ‘moralistic’ stories in verse and reportage pieces on extraordinary events, the majority of them taken from Polish newspapers and Judaized their content.”  Several of these were entitled: Historye, der oys gevorfener matroz oder di shif brokh bay di khinishe medine (A story, the ejected sailor or the ship destroyed near the country of China), part 1 (Warsaw: Nosn Shriftgiser, 1874), 46 pp. + 40 pp.; Kol mitsholes oder der freylikher batlen (The sound of joy or the happy lazybones) (Warsaw, 1882), 36 pp.; Der farlurener foter un der gefinener zohn (The lost father and the found son) (Warsaw, 1883), 24 pp.

Source: Yankev Shatski, Geshikhte fun yidn in varshe (History of Jews in Warsaw), vol. 3 (New York, 1953), p. 266.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 510-11.

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