AVROM GILBERT (b. 1888)
He was born in Radzymin, near Warsaw, Poland, into a well-to-do family; he was a cousin of the playwright Shloyme Gilbert. He received a traditional Jewish education and later became a worker in a publishing business. In 1911, after serving for a time in the Russian military, he moved to Shedlets (Siedlce) and opened a small publishing house. Together with D. Naymark and Y. H. Fishman, in 1911 he was a founder of the first Yiddish newspaper in Shedlets, Shedletser vort (Shedlets word). He published there his own first poems. He also contributed to a collection of lyrical poetry together with D. Naymark, Di nakhtigal (The nightingale) (Shedlets, 1912), 32 pp. for Gilbert and 8 pp. for Naymark. During WWI, he served in the Russian army, later settling in Switzerland.
Source: Y. Kaspi, in Sefer yizkor lekehilat shedlets (Remembrance volume for the community of Shedlets) (Tel Aviv and Buenos Aires, 1956). (b. 1888)