Sunday 14 December 2014


LIBE BURSHTIN (December 13, 1901-1940)
Born in Sokoły, in the Bialystok region, her first publication appeared in Dos naye lebn (The new life) in 1919 in Bialystok.  She emigrated to the United States in 1921, and lived in New York and Los Angeles.  She published poems, children’s stories, articles, sketches, and translations in: Di tsayt (The times), Tog (Day), Tageblat (Daily newspaper), Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal), Amerikaner (American), Gerekhtikeyt (Justice), Vort (Word), Yidisher arbayter (Jewish laborer), and Byalistoker shtime (Voice of Bialystok), among others.  She translated The Gardener (Y. Der gertner) by Rabindranath Tagore from English (Bialystok, 1921), 128 pp.  She died in New York.

Sources: Ezra Korman, Yidishe dikhterins, antologye (Yiddish women poets, an anthology) (Chicago, 1928); obituaries in Byalistoker shtime (New York) (June 1940) and Morgn-zhurnal (New York) (May 12, 1940).

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