LAZAR BORODULIN (April 24, 1879-March 21, 1947)
Born in Genitshensk, Crimea. He was a non-matriculating student in Yelisavetgrad (Elizabethgrad), where he also worked in a mechanic shop. From 1902 until 1907, he worked as a teacher of Russian in Lodz, thereafter making his way to the United States. In 1915 he began to write popular scientific articles for Varhayt (Truth). From 1917, he was a regular contributor to Tog (Day), primarily as a popularizer of natural science. He contributed to Tsukunft (Future), Fraynd (Friend [put out by the Workmen’s Circle]), and Gerekhtikeyt (Justice), among other periodicals. He published in volume five of Ignatov’s Shriftn (Writings) a piece concerning literature on natural science written in Yiddish in the United States. Among his books: Oyf yener zayt sambatyen, visnshaftlekher un fantastisher roman (On the other side of the Sambation [River], a scientific and fantastic novel) (New York, 1929), 190 pp.; Milkhomes un antisemitizm (Wars and anti-Semitism) (New York, 1937), 87 pp.
Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1; Shmuel Niger, in Tsukunft (August 1933); Keneder odler (March 31, 1947).