Thursday, 19 June 2014


PEYSI ALTMAN (1941-1904)
He was born in Ivangorod (Ivanhorod), Kiev province.  He was a Soviet Yiddish writer and the author of: Dos tsilbret lakht (The target laughs), stories (Moscow-Kharkov-Minsk, 1931), 64 pp.; Pozitsyes (Positions), stories (Kharkov: Literatur un kunst, 1933), 124 pp.; Dertseylungen (Stories) (Kiev: Ukrainian state publishers for national minorities, 1936), 82 pp.; Anti-religyeze kinstlerishe zamlung (Anti-religious artistic collection), assembled together with Khatskl Nodel (Kiev, 1939), 303 pp.; T. G. Shevtshenko, byografishe fartseykhenung (T. G. Shevchenko, biographical notes) (Kiev, 1939), 70 pp.; Yugnt, roman (Youth, a novel) (Kiev, 1941), 207 pp.  His work also appeared in: Deklamater fun der sovetisher yidisher literatur (Reciter of Soviet Yiddish literature) (Moscow, 1934); and Shlakhtn (Battles) (Kharkov-Kiev, 1932).  During WWII he was commander of a company in the Red Army and fell on the battlefield in Tarnopol (Ternopol), eastern Galicia.

Sources: D. Rumanove, “P. altmans pozitsyes” (P. Altman’s positions), Shtern (Kiev) (August 1933); “In cabinet far yidisher kultur” (In the office of Yiddish culture), Eynikeyt (Moscow) (July 15, 1942); “In der yidisher un hebreyisher literatur” (In Yiddish and Hebrew literature), Tsukunft (New York) (August 1943).

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