Tuesday 6 May 2014


YISROEL (ISRAEL) ADLER (b. November 15, 1898)
Born in Lodz, studied in a Hebrew high school that was under the influence of the Hebrew poet Yaakov Kohen.  He studied in the philosophy faculty of Krakow University.  Influenced by his cousin, the painter Yankl Adler, and by the poet Moyshe Braderzon, he joined the Lodz art and literature group, Yung-yidish (Young Yiddish), in 1920.  Among his writings, he published his first poem under the pseudonym of Y. Shturem.  He later wrote poems, sketches, and articles in the Lodz Yiddish press and in the Krakow Polish-Jewish newspaper, Nowy dziennik (Daily news).  He later settled in the Land of Israel.  His books include: Nokhn shnit (After the harvest), a drama in three acts (Lodz, 1921), 64 pp.  He also wrote a comedy entitled Dos umglik mit der yudishe noz (The unhappiness of the Jewish nose).  Pseudonyms: Y. Akvila and Y. Nesher.  From 1925 he was living in Israel.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1.

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