Thursday, 7 November 2019

LEYBUSH SHPIGLMAN


LEYBUSH SHPIGLMAN (b. July 24, 1884)
            He was a journalist, born in the village of Zhezhushnye (Rzeżuśnia), Kielce district.  He received a traditional education.  He later studied European languages.  Early on he wrote for: Hamelits (The advocate), Hatsfira (The siren), Fraynd (Frienbd), Unzer leben (Our life), Der veg (The way), Shmuel-Yankev Yatskan’s Idishes tageblat (Jewish daily newspaper), and Haynt (Today).  From July 1911 he brought out every Friday in Będzin Anonsen-blat (Commercial weekly) which concerned local and general matters; and from 1913, he published the weekly Unzer telefon (Our telephone).  In 1919 the latter was closed down by the Polish authorities, and Shpiglman then founded the weekly Zaglembyer tsaytung (Zagłębie newspaper), which was published for twenty years (1919-1939) in Będzin.

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


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