TUVYE BOYM (c. 1910-1943)
Born in Sosnovits (Sosnowiec), Poland, to poor intellectual parents. He attended secular high school. He began writing in Polish, later approaching Yiddish literature and on his own began writing in Yiddish (1932). He published in Literarishe bleter (Literary leaves) in 1936; and together with Hershl Danziger, Leyzer Shikman, and others, he brought out a literary journal, Yung zaglembye (Young Zagłębie), where he published his first poems. For his series of poems, “Vayse flekn” (White spots), he received an award in the Ruben Ludvig Poetry Competition from the journal In zikh (Instrospection) (New York, 1937). Together with Froym Kleyman and Leyzer Shilman, he compiled a booklet of poems entitled Gerangl (Struggle) (Sosnovits, 1933). He was in the Sosnovits ghetto, and he was deported to Auschwitz in the summer of 1943.
Source: Yankev Glatshteyn, in Yidisher kemfer (New York) (January 31, 1947).
[Addition information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 70.]