Wednesday 7 January 2015


YUDE-LEYB BYALER (YEHUDA LEIB BIALER) (March 17, 1896-April 26, 1977)
     Born in Warsaw, Poland, he attended religious elementary school and yeshiva.  He received a traditional, Torah-based education in Plonsk, where he lived until 1914, later in Warsaw and Lubicz.  He was a merchant and an activist on behalf of Mizrachi.  During WWII, he was sent from the Warsaw Ghetto to German concentration camps, and he was also in Lutsk and Oriol.  He returned to Warsaw in 1946.  He was a bibliographer of rabbinical literature.  In 1948 he was in Paris, and in 1949 he made aliya and settled in Israel.  He published articles in the Mizrachi press, first in Poland and later in France.  He authored a booklet of Holocaust poems entitled Oysgetrifte likht (No more light), published by a group of friends (Paris, 1949), 49 pp.; and in 1957 he published a collection of his Hebrew-language poems, entitled Ashdot yamim, shirim (Waterfall days, poetry) (Jerusalem, 267 pp.).  He died in Jerusalem.

Source: Ts. Shteyf, in Unzer veg 21 (Paris, 1950); Getzel Kressel, Leksikon hasifrut haivrit (Handbook of Hebrew literature) (Meravya, 1967), vol. 1.

[Addition information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 79.]

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