Wednesday 5 August 2015


            Born in Homel (Gomel), he was a laborer, later a member of the first group of Jewish proletarian writers in Moscow, organized in January 1922.  He published an anthology entitled Lider (Poems), together with Dovid Utkes, Khayim Gildin, Alyosha Rodin, and Hirsh Riklis (Homel: State Publ., 1921), 69 pp.  He was in Moscow during the 1930s.  He was a candidate in philological sciences and a teacher of linguistics at Moscow Pedagogical Institute.  He wrote reviews of textbooks in Emes (Truth) in Moscow and in Ratnbildung (Soviet education) in 1933.  Together with Leltshuk and Y. B. Barukhovitsh, he published Lider zamlung (Poetry collection) (Minsk, 1940), 91 pp.—poems on Communist topics of a billboard character.  His subsequent career remains unknown.

Sources: A. Abtshuk, Etyudn un materialn tsu der geshikhte fun der yidisher literatur bavegung in FSRR (Studies and material for the history of the Yiddish literature movement in the Soviet Union) (Kharkov, 1934), pp. 92, 93, 96; M. Meydanski, in Afn shprakhfront (Kiev) 3-4 (1935); Z. Ratner and Y. Kvitni, Dos yidishe bukh in f.s.s.r. in di yorn 1917-1921 (The Yiddish book in the USSR for the years 1917-1921) (Kiev, 1930).

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