Sunday 23 November 2014


YANKEV BORNSHTEYN (1900-October 1941)
He was born in Warsaw and attended the Hebrew high school Hertsliya in Tel Aviv, and thereafter he studied in Warsaw University.  He graduated with a law degree, but then devoted himself to journalism.  In 1926 he was one of the contributors to the daily Yiddish newspaper Varshever ekspres (Warsaw express), later renamed Unzer ekspres (Our express), for which he worked until the start of WWII in 1939.  He wrote current events articles, newspaper fiction, and daily news.  He led the legal division of his newspaper.  In the first days of the war, he escaped to Vilna.  The approach of the Germans brought him further into Russia, to Tashkent, where he suffered from hunger and need and where he died from tuberculosis in October 1941.

Source: Y. Sh. Goldshteyn, in Forverts (New York) (September 9, 1955).

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