Tuesday, 5 November 2019

MAX SHERMAN


MAX SHERMAN (February 2, 1878-December 18, 1936)
            He was born with the given name Menakhem in Vitebsk.  He was by trade a carpenter.  In 1905 he emigrated to New York.  From 1912 he lived in Portland and in 1923 settled in Los Angeles.  He wrote poetry for Fraye arbeter-shtime (Free voice of labor) in New York and mostly for Kalifornyer idishe shtime (Jewish voice of California) in Los Angeles.  He was the author of Lider fun maks sherman (Poetry of Max Sherman) (Los Angeles: Bukh-komitet, 1934), 141 pp.  He died in Los Angeles.
Berl Cohen


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