ARN-LEYB (AARON-LOEB) BARON (1886-April 5, 1954)
Born in Kalelishok, Lithuania. In 1904 he published songs in Yidish vort (Jewish word) in Krakow. He wrote for: Veker (Alarm) and Folkstsaytung (Peoples newspaper) in Vilna. In 1906 he emigrated to the United States. He published humorous sketches in Forverts (Forward) and poetry in Tsukunft (Future). Among his books: Libe un benkshaft, a lider zamlung (Love and longing, a collection of songs) (New York, 1910), 32 pp.; Di yidishe brodvey, un andere lider (The Jewish Broadway, and other songs) (New York, 1949), 126 pp.; Tsuchok udemaot (Laughter and tears), translated from Yiddish by Z. Schneur (New York, 1950), 168 pp. In his last years, he worked as a commercial agent for the Yiddish daily press.
Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1; Y. Slonim, in Literatur (Literature) (New York, 1910), pp. 124-28.
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