Friday 17 April 2015


YEKHIEL-MEYER BROYN (1895-January 1943)
He was born in Praga, a suburb of Warsaw.  From 1913 he was contributing to: Haynt (Today) in Warsaw (1915), Tageblat (Daily newspaper) in Warsaw (1920), Moment (Moment) and Radyo (Radio), also in Warsaw.  Together with A. M. Vaysberg, he edited the journal Der shtrom (The current) (1924).  He was the author of a brochure entitled Historishe noytvendikeyt (Historical necessity) (Warsaw, 1913), concerning the Polish boycotts of Jews, and of a play entitled Studentn-libe (Student love) which was staged in Warsaw in 1917.  Among his pen names: B-n, Y. M. B-n, Yekhiel, and Y. Prager.  He published current-events articles, feature pieces, literary critical treatises, translations, and other works.  He died in the Warsaw Ghetto during a deportation.

Source: Dr. R. Feldshuh, Yidisher gezelshaftlekher leksikon (Jewish communal handbook), vol. 1 (Warsaw, 1939), p. 805.

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