IMEN (b. June 13, 1880)
Adopted name of Fishl Vitkover, born in Kristinopl, Galicia, to a Hassidic family. He studied in Germany, later settling in Lemberg (Lvov). In 1904 he began to publish Togeblat (Daily) in Lemberg, and for a time he was its literary editor. He published poems and stories in Gershom Bader’s and Moyshe Frostig’s calendars. Over the period 1912-1913, together with Ayzik Vaynshtok and Y. Shneyd, he published Folks-fraynd (People’s friend), and in 1917 he put out in Brin a collection with the title Yom tov bleter (Holiday leaves), 70 pp. His subsequent career is unknown.
Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1; M. Ravitsh, Mayn leksikon (My lexicon), vol. 2 (Montreal, 1947); Dr. Y. Tenenboym, Galitsye, mayn alte heym (Galicia, my old country) (Buenos Aires, 1952); M. Naygreshl, in Tsukunft (December 1952); Gershom Bader, Medina veḥakhameha (The land and its wisdom) (New York, 1934), pp. 87-88.
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