Friday 28 November 2014


SORE BOYM (SARAH BAUM) (1900-1942)
     Born in Bendin (Będzin), Poland, into a semi-assimilated, bourgeois family.  According to Kh. L. Fuks, she was born in Sosnovits, Poland.  She graduated from a Polish high school and wrote poetry in Polish.  In 1917 she switched to Yiddish.  Early in 1919 she came to Lodz and worked as an educator in wealthy Jewish homes.  She began to publish in Gezangen (Songs), edited by Hershele, vol. 2 (Lodz, 1920).  She published as well in S’feld (The field), edited by Y. Rabon and Kh. L. Fuks, issue 1-6 (Lodz, 1919-1923); Lodzher folksblat (Lodz daily news) under L. Kahan; Zaglembyer tsaytung (Zagłębie newspaper); and others.  In 1922 she married and moved to Paris, where she was active for a short time in literary affairs.  Concerning her subsequent career, we have no new information.

Source: E. Korman, ed., Yidishe dikhterins, antologye (Jewish women poets, anthology) (Chicago, 1928).

[Addition information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 70.]

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