Thursday 6 November 2014


YOYSEF BANK (b. 1888)
Born in Kovno, Lithuania.  At age fifteen, he emigrated to the United States.  He began publishing in Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor) and in other periodicals.  His poems and ballads have a popular tone.  From 1908 he published humorous poems and stories under the pseudonym “Bankir von yoseldorf.”  For many years he contributed to Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal) and Amerikaner (American).  He more recently was publishing humorous sketches in Forverts (Forward).

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1

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  1. יוסף באַנק / באַנקיער פאָן יאָסעלדאָרף died June 1971, cf