Wednesday 4 March 2015


Y.-L. BER (1908-1942)
He was born in Lodz, Poland, into a laboring family.  He studied in religious primary school as well as a Polish elementary school.  He worked as a laborer.  He was in Lodz until September 1939, and later in the Warsaw Ghetto.  He began publishing sketches in Nayer folksblat (New people’s newspaper) in Lodz (1932).  He wrote a poem and six short stories (Warsaw, 1941) which were discovered in the reopened Ringelblum Archive in Warsaw.  He died in Warsaw.

Source: V. H. Ayvan, Yidishe shriftn (Yiddish writings) (1947), p. 10.

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