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; Reḥovot, 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 He left behind unpublished writings: children’s plays and pedagogical essays.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.]