Monday, 8 July 2019

YEKHIEL REZNIK


YEKHIEL REZNIK (b. April 25, 1895)
            He was born in Bar, Podolia, Ukraine.  He received a traditional Jewish education.  He earned his middle school diploma in 1917.  He went on to study in Bucharest and Braila, and in 1922 he emigrated to New York, settling in 1927 in Bayonne, New Jersey.  In 1915 he published in Braila a collection entitled Frihling (Spring).  He also brought out a booklet of translated stories from the Brothers Grimm.  He wrote stories and folktales for: Id (Jew) in Kishinev; Tsayt (Tmes) in London; Di naye tsayt (The new times) and Idisher proletaryat (Jewish proletariat) in Kiev; Tog (Day), Yidishes tageblat (Jewish daily newspaper), and Tsuzamen (Together) in New York (1927); Keneder odler (Canadian eagle) in Montreal; the weekly Di dzhurzi shtime (The voice of Jersey) (1927-1931); the anthology Ineynem (Altogether) in New Jersey (1930); and Idishe velt (Jewish world) in Philadelphia.  Over the years 1935-1941, he served as editor of Eygns (One’s own) in Bayonne.  His pen names included: Y. Shoykhet, Ben-Yokhed, Y. Ites, Y. Barski, Ben-Yoysef, Y. Osipov, and Y. Podolski.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4.
Berl Cohen


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