Wednesday 11 March 2015


LEON BERTISH (1897-November 20, 1980)
He was born in Mihăileni, in the Dorohoi region of what was then Romania (now, Moldava).  He published in Bukareshter zamlbikher (Bucharest anthologies) (Bucharest, 1947).  He authored: Shtile vinklen, lider (Quiet corners, poems) (Bucharest, 1939), 59 pp., with illustrations by the author; Frayhayt (Freedom) (Bucharest: Literatur-farlag, 1965), 78 pp.; Mesazh, lider (Message, poems) (Bucharest: Kriteryon, 1976), 120 pp.  At the end of Shtile vinklen, there is a statement from the publisher about Bertish and his writings.  He was a bank employee in Bucharest where he died.

Source: Al. Shafran, in Ikuf-bleter 3 (Bucharest, 1946).  Information from Shloyme Bikl.

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 107.]

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