Sunday 4 October 2015


YITSKHOK GRINBLAT (July 28, 1890-1957)
            He was born in Vishnyeva, near Volozhin, Vilna region.  He studied in religious elementary school, in Rameyle’s circle in Vilna, and in a Russian school.  He later worked in a pharmacy.  In 1907 he emigrated to the United States to join his parents who had arrived earlier.  For a time he had his own pharmacy in Newark, New Jersey.  In 1914 he began publishing stories in Fraye arbete shtime (Free voice of labor) in New York.  He also published a large number of stories about Jewish and general life in Amerikaner (American) and in Jewish Frontier in English, both in New York.

Sources: S. Regensberg, in Forverts (New York) (October 3, 1955); obituary notice in Tog-morgn-zhurnal (New York) (December 20, 1957).

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