Sunday 18 May 2014


KHANEN IGER (HERMAN EAGER) (July 1897-May 9, 1971)

Born in Ostrovets (Astravyets), near Kletsk (Klieck), Byelorussia.  His father, Yisroel-Yankev, was a cantor in New York.  He came to the United States at age twelve.  He graduated from school in agronomy.  He wrote and translated scientific articles, as well as humorous sketches, children’s stories, and poetry.  He was a contributing editor to Der yidisher farmer (The Jewish farmer), and he published pieces in Forverts (Forward), Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal), Tog (Day), Kundes (Prankster), and Amerikaner (The American), among others.  He translated Joseph Kovner’s English-language book concerning Palestine.  Among his books: Miami bitsh (Miami beach), poetry (New York, 1937), 94 pp.; Getrakht un gelakht (Thought and laughed) (New York, 1944).  He died in New York.

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