Tuesday 28 July 2015


YOYSEF GUDELMAN (December 7, 1862-December 17, 1947)
            He was born in Otik (Ataki), Bessarabia.  In 1878 he graduated from a Russian state school and became a teacher in the town of Yedintsy (Edineţ), Bessarabia.  He served, 1883-1886, in the Russian military.  He ran a Russian school in Otik, 1893-1905.  In 1906 he joined his children in the United States, where he was employed in various trades.  At the end of the nineteenth century, he began writing poetry.  He also translated from Russian poetry which he published in Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor) in New York (1911-1917).  Among his books: a translation of Lemontov’s Demon (The demon) (Vilna, 1923), 54 pp.  In the last years of his life, he worked as secretary of the bakers’ union.  He died in New York.

Source: Information from Gudelman’s sons, Hersh and Yisroel-Mortkhe, in New York.

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