Wednesday 12 August 2015


MAREK GINZBERG (1901-1937)
            He was born in Lodz, Poland, into a wealthy, Hassidic family.  He studied in religious elementary school, a Hebrew high school, and for a time he studied Warsaw journalism.  When young he joined the labor movement and was active in the cultural work of the left in Lodz.  He began writing poetry and essays in Polish, later moving over to Yiddish, and he published articles in Literarishe tribune (Literary tribune) and Der fraydenker (The free thinker) of which he also served on the editorial board.  Because of political litigation, he was forced to leave Poland.  He lived for a time in Danzig, and from there he departed for Russia, where was liquidated during the show trials of 1937.

Source: Kh. L. Fuks, in Fun noentn over (New York), vol. 3 (1957).

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