Thursday 11 December 2014


BOREKH-TSVI BURSHTOK (November 4, 1901-February 5, 1926)
Born in the village of Sologubovke (Sologubovka), Ukraine, he studied in a secular secondary school.  In 1911 he arrived with his family in New York where his father had been living since 1905.  He published poems in Frayhayt (Freedom) (many of them children’s poems), Yugnt (Youth), Yung-kuznye (Young smithy), Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor), Kundes (Prankster), Di feder (The pen), as well as in Russian publications in New York.  He translated into Yiddish poems by David Burliuk, Pleshtsheyev, and Hafiz; and into Russian, poems by Z. Vaynper.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1; A. Pomerants, in Proletpen (Kiev, 1935).

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