Thursday, 4 July 2019


            He was the author of stories and plays, born in Sighet (now, Sighetu Marmației), Romania.  He received a fervent religious education and joined the Aguda.  He survived the Nazi Holocaust and after the war made his way to Stockholm, where he lived for many years.  He edited the monthly Der radyo (The radio) in Sighet (1934) and the anthology Ying maramorosh (Young Marmației) (Sighet, 1941).  In book form: Farblondzheter nign, dertseylung (Lost melody, a story) (Sighet: Centrala, 1937), 71 pp.; Afn himel a yarid, dertseylung (A fair in heaven, a story) (Sighet, 1940), 163 pp.  He also wrote the plays: Mortkhele der yeshive bokher (Little Mordecai the yeshiva lad) and Yenkl bal tshuve (Yenkl, the repentant)—neither was published.

Sources: Literarishe bleter (Warsaw) 21 (1938); Shloyme Bikl, Rumenye (Romania) (Buenos Aires, 1961), pp. 365, 402; Volf Yunin, in Tog-morgn-zhurnal (New York) (July 26, 1970); Yeshurin archive, YIVO (New York).
Berl Cohen

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