Friday 13 February 2015



Born in Lodz, he was active in the leftwing Jewish labor movement.  In 1918 he was in Hungary where he worked in Csepel munitions factories.  Over the years 1920-1926 he was back in Lodz, and later in Paris.  During the Spanish Civil War, he volunteered with the people’s army (folks-armey).  He was killed at the front at Teruel.  He began publishing stories in leftist newspapers in Poland.  He also published in Naye prese (New press) in Paris and Frayhayt (Freedom) in New York.  He authored Blut af der tisa (Blood on the Tisza [River]), a novel about the Hungarian Revolution of 1918.

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