Monday 4 May 2015


YITSKHOK-SHLOYME GOTLIB (August 31, 1902-November 2, 1973)
            He was born in Warsaw and studied in the Law Faculty of Warsaw University.  He left Poland in 1939 after the outbreak of WWII, and at the end of 1940 he arrived in the United States.  From 1930 he was a contributor to the left Poale-Tsiyon’s Arbeter tsaytung (Workers’ newspaper) in Warsaw, and later in America he was published in: Proletarisher gedank (Proletarian ideas), Undzer veg (Our way), Der poylisher yid (The Polish Jew), Idisher kemfer (Jewish fighter), and Folk un velt (People and world).  Between 1935 and 1938, he edited in Warsaw the monthly publication Dos arbetndike palestine (The workingman’s Palestine).  He used such pseudonyms as: Y. N., Y. K., and Rozeman.  He was a member of the central committee of the left Poale-Tsiyon until 1951; of the American Zionist Council (1944-1951); of the lead council of the Jewish Workers’ Committee (1942-1951); of the directors’ council of the labor union campaign; and a delegate to Latin American countries of the Jewish World Congress.  He was living in New York, until moving in 1967 to Israel.  His collected articles were published as Yidn in lateyn-amerike (Jews in Latin America) (New York, 1960), 238 pp.  He died in Tel Aviv.

Source: Sh. Shvaytser, Shures poyle-tsien, portretn (Rows of Labor Zionism, portraits) (Tel Aviv, 1981), pp. 64-66.

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 124.]

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