Sunday, 11 August 2019


ZKHARYE SHUSTER (December 22, 1902-February 14, 1986)
            He was a journalist, born in Lomzhe.  He attended religious elementary school and yeshiva.  At age fifteen he took up a general education.  He lived in Warsaw, Bialystok, Kovno, and from 1928 New York.  He was one of the directors of the Joint Distribution Committee.  He wrote primarily feature pieces and literary articles.  In 1920 he debuted in print with an article on Sh. An-ski.  He contributed to: Der idisher leben (The Jewish life) (1921-1922 a daily, later a weekly), Di idishe shtime (The Jewish voice), Nayes (News), and the anthology Vispe (Islet)—in Kovno; Frimorgn (Morning) in Riga; Mizrekh-yud (Eastern Jew) in Berlin; the daily Parizer haynt (Paris today) and Kiem (Existence) in Paris; Tsukunft (Future), In zikh (Introspective), Yidishes tageblat (Jewish daily newspaper)—in New York; and Literarishe bleter (Literary leaves) in Warsaw.  From 1945 he was for a long period of time a contributor to Tog (Day) in New York; and he placed a piece in Yubileum-bukh tsum 60tn geburstog fun dr. nosn birnboym (Jubilee volume for the 60th birthday of Dr. Nosn Birnboym) (Warsaw: Yeshurun, 1925).  In his later years, he wrote infrequently.  He also published in Hebrew, German, and English-language periodicals.  His pseudonyms include: Zkharye, A Bakanter, Z. Sandler, and A-r.  He died in New York.

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

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