SH. DURMAN (1911-1943)
He was born in Sekuran (Secureni), Bessarabia. He studied in religious elementary school and in a Romanian public school. He was later a small-time merchant and a member of the literary group that formed around the journal Oyfgang (Arise) in Sighetu Marmației. He published stories, which excelled in their descriptions and mood. Among others, there is “Erev-pogrom” (On the eve of a pogrom), Oyfgang (May 1933); also in Marmaresher bleter (Pages from Marmației); and in the Romanian Yiddish press. In 1941 he was imprisoned in a camp near the town in which he lived and he suffered terribly there. In the summer of 1943, he was deported with the entire local Jewish population to Transnistria where he was murdered by the Nazis.
Source: Matatias Carp, Cartea Neagra (Black book) (Bucharest, 1947).
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