Sunday, 11 August 2019


MIKHL SHUR (September 24, 1890-December 1974)
            He was born in a town near Vilna.  He graduated from a Russian school and teachers’ institute.  He was a teacher in Tsisho (Central Jewish School Organization) schools in Poland.  In the 1920s and 1930s, he established Jewish schools in South Africa, where he was director and teacher.  In his youth he was an anarchist, becoming a Communist when he grew older.  He was a co-editor of Dorem-afrike zamlbukh (South Africa anthology) and Foroys (Onward), and he was a member of the editorial board of Dorem-afrike (South Africa), for which he wrote articles in the spirit of his ideology.  He died in London.
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