REYNE OPATSHINSKI (RINA OPOCHINSKY) (b. July 19, 1896)
Born in Lutomirsk (Lutomiersk), near Lodz, Poland. She studied in Polish school, and Yiddish with a teacher. She emigrated to the United States after WWI. In 1934 she published poems in the journal Shikage (Chicago), and later also in: Literarishe bleter (Literary leaves) in Warsaw and Vokhenblat (Weekly news) in New York. In 1944 she won second prize in a competition in Tog (Day) in New York for a story she had written. She published children’s stories in Kinder-zhurnal (Children’s journal) in New York. She used Rina Oper as a pseudonym. In 1951 she published the collected writings of her brother, Perets Opatshinski, together with a biography of him.
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