Sunday 22 March 2015


He was born in the village of Majdan, Plock region, Poland.  He studied in a religious elementary school, a yeshiva, and Tachkemoni Rabbinical Seminary.  At age eighteen he began to attend to his secular education.  He later graduated from the Warsaw state seminary for Jewish teachers.  He was a contributor to Hatsfira (The siren).  In 1922 he became a contributor to Haynt (Today) in Warsaw, in which he published daily feature pieces and impressions, mostly under the pseudonym “Selim.”  In 1925 he was one of the editors of Shprotsungen (Sprouts), organ of beginning writers in Poland, in which he published short stories.  He also contributed to Hayom (Today).  He died amid the Nazi massacres.

Sources: R. Feldshuh, Yidisher gezelshaftlekher leksikon (Jewish communal handbook), vol. 1 (Warsaw, 1939); B. Mark, Umgekumene shrayber fun di getos un lagern (Murdered writers from the ghettos and camps) (Warsaw, 1954).

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