Tuesday 2 June 2015


            He was born in Visoka-Mozovietsk (Wysokie Mazowiecki), Poland.  He studied in religious primary school, in a yeshiva, and in a secular school.  He emigrated to the United States in 1920, and there he attended elementary and middle school, receiving a university bachelor of law degree.  He worked as a practicing attorney.  From 1940 he wrote political, community articles in the organs of the left Poale-Tsiyon: Proletarisher gedank (Proletarian idea) and Undzer veg (Our way).  He served as national secretary of Aḥdut haavoda, Poale Tsiyon (Union of labor, Labor Zionists).  He was a member of the action committee of the Zionist World Organization, secretary of the American Zionist Council, co-chairman of the union campaign, and vice-chairman of the Jewish Workers’ Committee.  He authored In gang mit der tsayt (With the passage of time) (Tel Aviv: Peretz Publ., 1973), 512 pp.  Among his pen names: G. Lazarus, F. Esterzon, P. L. G., F. Rutman.  He was living in Brooklyn, New York, until his death.

Sources: Yehude Tiberg, in Undzer veg (February 1955); a number of articles on his fiftieth birthday appeared in in Undzer veg (March 1955) in his honor.

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 138.]

No comments:

Post a Comment