Thursday, 29 August 2019

SHAYE SHIKHATOV (SZAJE SZECHATOW)


SHAYE SHIKHATOV (SZAJE SZECHATOW) (b. February 1, 1896)
            He was born in Rovne (Rovno), Volhynia.  He attended religious elementary school until age eight and later graduated from a Russian middle school.  From 1917 he was active in the Bund.  He survived the war years in Uzbekistan.  He returned to Poland in 1945; in 1948 he moved to Sweden, in 1951 to Montreal, and in 1957 he settled in Los Angeles.  He began writing frequently from 1948 in: Unzer tsayt (Our time), Tsukunft (Future), Veker (Alarm), and Folk un velt (People and world)—in New York; Foroys (Arise) in Mexico City; Lebns-fragn (Life issues) in Tel Aviv; Unzer gedank (Our idea) in Buenos Aires; Unzer shtime (Our voice) in Paris; and Tsayt-fragn (Issues of the day) in Montevideo.  In book form: Yorn fun kamf un gerangl (Years of fighting and struggling) (Tel Aviv: Lior, 1973), 706 pp.
Berl Cohen


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