Monday 1 September 2014


YITSKHOK (ISAAC) ARON (b. March 25, 1918)
He was born in Myory (Mior), Vilna district.  He studied at a religious elementary school and a Polish public school.  He graduated from a Tachkemoni teachers’ seminary in Bialystok.  He experienced life in a ghetto and the partisans.  He was in Plashov Concentration Camp, and later—as a partisan—in the Cracow woods.  In 1950 he emigrated to the United States.  He published poems and stories, the majority concerned with life as a partisan, in Tog-morgn zhurnal (Day-morning journal), Amerikaner (American), Forverts (Forward), and Algemeyne zhurnal (General journal).  He wrote popular songs full of courage.  He was known for the song, “Der partisan moyshe” (The partisan Moyshe), written in November 1943.  Among his books: Tsu a nayem morgn, lider (Toward a new tomorrow, poetry) (New York, 1982), 80 pp., published with an English translation entitled To Live Again, Poems (New York: Shengold Publishers, 1982), 62 pp.; Fallen Leaves: Stories of the Holocaust and the Partisans (New York: Shengold Publishers, 1981), 187 pp., rendered into Yiddish by various translators.  He was last living in Brooklyn.

Source: Ber Mark, Umgekumene shrayber fun di getos un lagern (Murdered writers from the ghettos and camps) (Warsaw, 1954), p. 197.

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