Monday, 8 July 2019

SHMUEL-ARYE (S.) REGENSBERG


SHMUEL-ARYE (S.) REGENSBERG (October 13, 1895-September 22, 1973)
            A journalist, he was born, originally surnamed Regenbogen, in Yagelnitse (Jagielnica), Galicia.  He attended religious elementary school and later a secular high school.  In 1913 he came to the United States.  He was active in the Socialist Party.  He began his journalistic work in 1919.  For thirteen years (until 1937), he wrote for Philadelphia’s Idishe velt (Jewish world), thereafter for the Chicago edition of Forverts (Forward), and from 1948 until his death he was a regular contributor to the latter newspaper in New York.  He also placed work in: Naye velt (New world), Veker (Alarm), Fraynd (Friend), and Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor).  He translated Bartolomeo Vanzetti’s Geshikhte fun an arbayters leben (Story of a laborer’s life) (Boston, 1923), 30 pp.  Pen names include: S. Minesman, Shmuel-Arye, and Sh. Voret.  He died in New York.

Sources: Hillel Rogof, Der “gayst” fun forverts (The spirit of the Forverts) (New York, 1954), pp. 253-54; Yeshurin archive, YIVO (New York).
Berl Cohen


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