MOTL BREYTMAN (1888-January 1962)He was born in Briceni, Bessarabia. He was the uncle of the writer Tanye Fuks. He graduated from a senior high school and practiced as a dentist in Briceni and Czernowitz. He was a cofounder of the Jewish library in Briceni. He composed a novel entitled Ven der mon hot geblit (When the poppy seed bloomed), vol. 1 (Czernowitz: Kultur, 1917), 77 pp. A portion of it was published in Lodzher folksblat (Lodz people’s newspaper) and Nayer folksblat (New people’s newspaper) in Lodz (1924-1926). He also published stories. He contributed to such literary publications as: Erd un arbet (Land and labor) 8-9 (Bucharest, 1919); Unzer vort (Our word), a serial put out by Poale-tsiyon (Bucharest, 1922); Di vokh (The week) (Bucharest, 1931-1934); Oyfgang (Arise) (Sighetu Marmației, 1933-1935); and Ikuf-bleter (Pages from IKUF) (Czernowitz-Bucharest, 1936-1937), among others. From early 1942 through the end of 1944, he was imprisoned in a Romanian camp. In 1945 he returned to Czernowitz, and after 1947 no further information about him has been forthcoming. He did die in Czernowitz.
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