Y[EKHEZKIL] GASTVIRT (J. GASTWIRT)
He was born in Bochnia, western Galicia. Although he was in the United States, he returned to Poland, only later to return once more to America. He belonged to a younger generation of writers in Poland between the world wars. He published stories in Jewish proletarian periodicals in America and in Poland. Among his books: Der zekster listopad (The sixth autumnal fall of leaves), a poem about a workers’ uprising in Cracow (Cracow, 1928), 34 pp.; Indervokhn (On weekdays), stories (Warsaw, 1938), 161 pp.; and Ikh hob gelebt in poyln, iberlebungen (I lived in Poland, experiences) (New York, 193?), 23 pp.
Sources: Mints, in Bikher-nayes (Warsaw) (September 1938); M. Y., in Foroys (Johannesburg) (April 1939); A. Stolyar, in Unzer tsayt (New York) (February 1956).
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