Thursday 5 February 2015


FAYVL BLANK (BLANC) (September 6, 1904-November 7, 1966[1])
     A poet and author of fables, he was born in Bricheva (Briceva), Romania.  He moved to Brussels where he was a teacher in a Labor Zionist school.  In 1925 he graduated with a degree in pharmacy from Brussel University.  He survived WWII in France and Brussels.  He published poetry, fables, and children’s plays in Belgishe bleter (Belgian leaves), Grininke beymelekh (Little green trees) in Buenos Aires, Idishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper) in Buenos Aires, Unzer vort (Our word) in Paris, Arbeter vort (Laborers’ word) in Paris, and other newspapers.  Other works include: Mayselekh un mesholim (Stories and fables) (Brussels: Shul un dertsiung, 1952), 69 pp.; and Mesholim un pyesn (Fables and plays) (Tel Aviv: Peretz Publ., 1967), 192 pp.  He died in Brussels.

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 87.]

[1] Another source give November 16, 1965.

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