Wednesday 19 November 2014


ZELIK BARDITSHEVER (1903-December 30, 1937)
     Born in Beltz, Bessarabia, he studied in religious elementary school and yeshiva.  He was a teacher of Yiddish in the towns of Bessarabia.  He wrote poetry and made songs out of them.  Among his books: Lider mit nigunim (Poems with melodies) (Czernowitz, 1939; Montevideao, 1948; Reovot, 1980), 32 pp. (the last of these editions contains new biographical details and a bibliography).  He left behind unpublished writings: children’s plays and pedagogical essays.

Sources: Foroys (Warsaw) (August 5 and 19, 1938); Y. Yakir, in Eynikeyt (Moscow) (March 25, 1947); H. Segal, in Ikuf-bleter (Bucharest, New York), no. 41 (1948 or 1949).

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 58.]

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