Thursday 15 January 2015


LEYE BIYATUS (b. May 15, 1920)
            She was born in Chomsk (Khomsk), Poland.  He earlier surname was Bitenski.  In 1940 she graduated from the Vilna teachers’ seminary (Tarbut).  During WWII she was in Soviet Russia, later in a displaced persons’ camp in Germany, and from 1949 in Israel.  As a poet, she debuted in Undzer tog (Our day) in Vilna on October 8, 1937.  During the years 1938-1939, she published poetry in the Vilna dailies Tsayt (Times) and Vilner tog (Vilna day).  She also wrote for Frayhayt (Freedom) and Literarishe shriftn (Literary writings) in Munich.  In book form: Leyb un lebn, lider un poemes (Heart and life, songs and poems) (Tel Aviv: Kiem, 1982), 154.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 77-78.

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