Tuesday 22 September 2015


LOUIS GROSS (b. 1896)
            He was born in Zamość, Poland.  He received a Jewish and a secular education.  In 1910 he came to the United States, worked as a laborer, and was later an organizer of the sweater workers in Philadelphia.  Over the years 1926-1927, he was secretary to Dr. Chaim Spivak at the Denver Sanatorium.  Until 1942 he was secretary of the Jewish council for aid to Russian war victims.  He began writing in 1924 as a contributor to the Philadelphia division of New York’s Tog (Day).  He wrote pieces as well for Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal) in New York, and Di idishe velt (The Jewish world) in Philadelphia, at which he had a column entitled “Der shipgl fun lebn” (The mirror of life).  He edited the monthly journal Unzer lebn (Our life) in Browns Mills, New Jersey, and the periodical Hatikvo (The hope) in Denver.  From 1929 he was a Yiddish radio commentator in Philadelphia.

Source: Y. L. Filadelfyer yidishe anshtaltn un zeyere firer (Jewish institutions in Philadelphia and their leaders) (Philadelphia, 1943), p. 381.

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