AVROM SHEYNFELD (February 11, 1904-August 1972)
He was born in Bucharest. His father was a community rabbi in Romania. In 1948 he departed for Paris and in 1951 for New York. He wrote a great deal for Romanian newspapers. In 1922 he began translating revue plays for the Yiddish theater in Bucharest; he wrote for the Romanian Jewish humorist Ion Fribeagn (Itsik Lazarovitsh). Such plays include: Bay undz in bukaresht (With us in Bucharest), Men lebt un men lakht (People live and laugh), Okum fakus (?), and others. He also published articles in: the daily newspaper Unzer vort (Our word) in Paris; and Tog (Day) and Amerikaner (American) in New York, on Hassidic life in Romania in the past. He died in New York.