Monday 28 September 2015


YOYNE GRUBER (b. 1912)
            He was born in Czernowitz, Bukovina.  He studied in one of the secular Jewish schools which emerged in Greater Romania in the aftermath of WWI.  In the late 1920s he began publishing poems in Czernowitz Yiddish publications, and he later contributed to periodicals in other Jewish centers in Romania.  In the early 1930s he published a small poetry collection in Czernowitz, which garnered attention in Yiddish literary circles in Romania.  In 1938 the Yiddish PEN club in Warsaw brought out his poetry collection Fun shtot avek (Out of the city), 68 pp.  During WWII he escaped to Russia.  He was living in Czernowitz.  He also published: Zun far der tir (Sun before the door) (Czernowitz, 1940), 45 pp.

Sources: B. Shnabl, in Oyfgang (Sighetu Marmației) (May-June 1939); B. Shnaper, in Foroys (Warsaw) (August 18, 1939); T. Fuks, in Naye prese (Paris) (August 14, 1945); “In der yidisher un hebreisher literatur” (In Yiddish and Hebrew literature), Tsukunft (New York) (March 1945); H. Vaynraykh, Blut af der zun (Blood on the sun) (Brooklyn, 1950), p. 21.

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 174.]

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