AZRIEL GRABELSKI (March 21, 1901-June 1974)
He was born in the village of Klyetishtshe (Kletishcha), Litin county, Podolia. He studied in religious elementary school and with private tutors, later graduating from high school. In 1921 he emigrated with his family to the United States. He settled in New York where for two years he studied at the New School for Social Research, thereafter becoming a worker in a sweatshop. He began writing in the 1930s. He published impressions, reportage pieces, and articles until August 1939 in Morgn-frayhayt (Morning freedom), later in Forverts (Forward), Tog (Day), Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal), and Signal (Signal). He was living in New York.