Friday 16 October 2015


GERSHON GERSHUNI (GERSZUNI) (1898-July 18, 1959)
            Born in Grodno, Poland, he received a Jewish and a secular education.  He graduated from high school and studied economics and law at a German university.  From his youth he was active in the left Labor Zionist party in Poland and a member of its central committee.  From 1935 he was living in Israel.  He was politically active in the Labor Zionist party, Mapam, and Histadrut.  He was employed as a scholarly contributor in the statistics office of the Histadrut in Tel Aviv.  He wrote articles on politics and economics for the publications of the left Labor Zionists throughout the world, in Fraye yugnt (Free youth) and Arbeter tsaytung (Workers’ newspaper) in Warsaw (1924-1935); Nay-velt (New Yorld) and Lemerḥav (Into the open) in Israel; Poyle-tsien zamlbikher (Labor Zionist anthologies) in Buenos Aires (1954), and others.  He authored the book Kamf far bodn, bodn-poliṭik un ḳolonizatsye in erets-yisroel un der yidisher arbeter (The struggle for terrain, territorial politics and colonization in the Land of Israel and the Jewish worker) (Tel Aviv, 1940), 83 pp.  Posthumously: Ksovim (Writings), a collection of essays in Yiddish and Hebrew about Gershuni (Tel Aviv: Peretz Publ., 1974), 256 pp.  He also published under the pen names: Gershon, G. Gershenzon, and others.  He died in Jerusalem.

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 183.]

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