Sunday 29 June 2014


ALPERT (ALPEROVITS) (b. January 25, 1883)
Born in Russia, he studied at a religious elementary school, a trade school, and at secular high schools in Minsk and Dvinsk (Daugavpils).  In 1904 he published some poetry in Russian.  In 1908 he was in London, and from 1909 on he was in the United States.  He worked as the Washington correspondent for the Forverts (Forward).  He published poems, sketches, and newspaper novels in: Arbayter fraynd (Workingman’s friend) and Naye tsayt (New times) in London; Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor), Dos yidishe folk (The Jewish people), Arbayter prese (Workers press), Di tsayt (The times), Firer (Leader), and Yidishe arbayter shtime (Voice of Jewish workers) in New York; Nuarker vokhenblat (Newark weekly news) and Yidishe shtime (Jewish voice) in New Jersey; and Yidishe velt (Jewish world) in Philadelphia, among others.  He was a practicing doctor in Atlanta, Georgia.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1.

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