Wednesday 25 February 2015


A. FREYDL BELOV (b. February 21, 1899)

She was born in Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine.  Her father, Yoysef Belov, was a musician and composer.  She received both a Jewish education and musical training.  She emigrated to the United States in 1908 and lived in New York and Philadelphia.  She became a music teacher.  Her first publication was a story, “Der gutter man” (The good man), which appeared on July 4, 1918, in Di yidishe velt (The Jewish world), edited by M. Kats, in Philadelphia.  Later she published poems and stories in the same newspaper.  Her work also appeared in Fraynd (Friend) in Pittsburgh, Tageblat (Daily newspaper), Tog (Day), Nyu Yorker vokhnblat (New York weekly news), Amerikaner (American), and others newspapers.  She wrote under the pen name of “Bas-sholem veaave” (daughter of peace and love).

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