Sunday 19 April 2015


YOYSEF BRUMBERG (July 1, 1897-January 3, 1965)
Born in Lodz, Poland, he graduated from high school in Moscow and studied in universities in Vilna and St. Petersburg.  In 1924 he emigrated to Palestine.  In 1930 he returned to Poland, and 1941 he moved to the United States.  In 1951 he graduated from New York University.  He contributed to: Vilner tog (Vilna day), Folks-tsaytung (People’s newspaper) in Warsaw, Veker (Alarm), Unzer tsayt (Our time), Forverts (Forward), Kultur un dertsiung (Culture and education), and Gerekhtikeyt (Justice)—in New York.  He published articles on political-economic and labor issues in the United States and in Soviet Russia.  He was a teacher and cofounder of Yiddish Folk Schools and a Yiddish High School, as well as a teacher in Tsisho (Central Jewish School Organization) schools in Warsaw.  In 1938 he was a member of the Warsaw City Council.  In America he was active in the Jewish Workers’ Committee.  Among his pseudonyms: A Shtendiker, and Y. Berman.  He was living in Chicago.

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