Monday 2 June 2014


MOYSHE AYZENBUD (AJZENBUD) (b. September 24, 1920)
Born in Nyesvizh (Niasviž), Byelorussia.  He graduated from a secular Jewish school and a Jewish artisanal school in Pinsk.  During WWII, he was sent to a Soviet work camp, and he the spent five years in the camps for refugees in Germany, later settling in Australia.  His first story, “Ikh yugnt” (Me, a youth), was published in Unzer shtime (Our voice) (Paris, 1947).  He wrote correspondence from the German camps in Unzer tsayt (Our times) (New York) and in the aforementioned Unzer shtime.  He also published stories in the Forverts (Forward) and in Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor) in New York, Foroys (Forward) in Mexico, Lebns-fragn (Life issues) in Tel Aviv, Di yidishe post (The Jewish mail) in Melbourne, and Melburner bleter (Melbourne leaves) which he edited from 1975.  He was the secretary of the Jewish writers association in Melbourne, Australia.  His writings include: Gelebt hinter kratn, novele (Lived behind bars, a novel) (Buenos Aires: Yidbukh, 1956), 218 pp.; Nyesvizher yidn, dertseylungen (Jews from Nyesvizh, stories) (Melbourne, 1965), 243 pp.; Nusekh y. rapoport (Y. Rapoport’s style) (Melbourne, 1967), 64 pp.; Aleyn in gezeml, dertseylungen (Lonely in a crowd, stories) (Melbourne, 1970), 223 pp.; Yugntlekhe blonzhenishn, roman (Youthful ramblings, a novel) (Melbourne, 1973), 202 pp.  He was a contributor to volume 8 of Leksikon fun der nayer yidisher literatur (Biographical dictionary of modern Jewish literature) and to Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers).

Sources: Y. Rapoport, in Yidishe post (Melbourne) (May 28, 1965); B. Frenkel, in Unzer shtime (Paris) (June 14, 1965); L. Fogelman, in Forverts (New York) (April 10, 1966); A. Golomb, in Der veg (Mexico City) (May 19, 1970); Avrom Shulman, in Unzer tsayt (New York) (April 1971).

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