Tuesday 11 August 2015


PEYSEKH GINZBURG (April 1894-January 29, 1947)
            He was the younger brother of Yekutiel and Shimen Ginzburg, born in the village of Lipnik, Volhynia.  He studied in the “cheder metukan” (improved religious elementary school) of his father Arye-Hillel.  In 1913 he emigrated to the United States.  Over the years 1921-1928, he lived in Sweden, Norway, and England where he brought out his Hebrew volume Regina Ashkenazi (Regina Ashkenazi).  He first published a Hebrew poem in Hashiloa (The shiloah) in 1911, and later placed poems in Peraḥim (Flowers), Haolam (The world), Shaḥarut (Prime of life), Pakuot (Bitter apples), and Hatoren (The mast).  He was living in Israel from 1928, where he became a contributor to the Hebrew-language Haarets (The land) and later published in Doar hayom (Today’s mail), Ḥadashit aḥaronot (Latest news), and edited the monthly Haḥayim (The life).  He also worked as a Hebrew translator from other languages.  He compiled a Hebrew anthology entitled Shirat haamal (Poem of suffering).  In Yiddish he published poetry in Tsukunft (Future) (1914-1916).  For a few years he was the Tel Aviv wire correspondent for Morgn zhurnal (Morning journal) in New York.  He died in Tel Aviv.

Sources: M. Ribalov, Antologiya shel hashira haivrit baamerika (Anthology of the Hebrew poetry of America) (New York, 1938), pp. 285-90; D. Tidhar, Entsiklopedyah lealutse hayishuv uvonav (Encyclopedia of the founders and builders of Israel), vol. 3 (Tel Aviv, 1949), p. 1367.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Joshua,
    Peysekh Ginzburg died in Tel Aviv on January 29, 1947 and not in 1945 as it appears in the לעקסיקאָן See the following links: