AVROM-MORDKHAI ORZHITSER (ABRAHAM MORDECAI ORZHITZER) (b. March 1, 1913)
Born in Brok, near Ostrów, Mazowiecka (Ostrov, Mazovyetsk), Poland. He studied in religious schools and in a public school. In 1931 he emigrated to Paris, and later to London. He was a tailor by trade. In 1953 he arrived in the United States. His first work was published in Naye prese (New press) in Paris (1937); he also published reportage pieces and stories in Di tsayt (The times), Fraye tribune (Free tribune) in London, and Undzer vort (Our word) in Paris, among others. Among his books: Eyropeishe shtrikhn (European features), a travel narrative (London, 1941), 204 pp.; Proletarishe yugnt (Proletarian youth), stories (London, 1943), 106 pp.; Di shtot mit shmole himlen (The city with narrow skies) (Tel Aviv, 1962), 161 pp.; Fun vankuver biz eylat (From Vancouver to Eilat) (Tel Aviv, 1969), 517 pp.; In amerike iz andersh (It’s different in America) (Brooklyn, 1978), 215 pp.; A bafrayte froy (A liberated woman) (New York, 1979), 215 pp. The last two of these appeared in mimeographed form.
Sources: N. Y. Gotlib, in Keneder odler (February 13, 1942 and August 11, 1944).
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