Tuesday, 13 August 2019


SHLOYME SHTOKFISH (b. December 7, 1907)
            He was born in Lublin.  He studied in religious elementary school and secular high school.  In 1938 he was sentenced to prison for Communist activities.  He survived WWII in the Soviet Union.  In 1946 he returned to Poland and in 1948 made aliya to Israel.  He published articles and memoirs in: Yidishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper), Yisroel shtime (Voice of Israel), Letste nayes (Latest news), and Af der vakh (On guard), among other serials—all in Tel Aviv.  In book form: In rod fun tsorn, mayne iberlebungen in tsveytn veltkrig (In the circle of wrath, my experiences during WWII) (Tel Aviv: Yisroel-bukh, 1975), 240 pp., Hebrew translation as Bemagal hazaam (In the realm of rage) (Tel Aviv, 1980), 270 pp.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 522-23.

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