SORE (SARAH HAMMER) JACKLIN (December 17, 1905-October 30, 1975)
She was born in Noworadomska, Poland. In 1914 she moved with her parents to Canada. She studied in a secular school in Toronto and Jewish subjects with a private tutor. From an early age she was captivated by a desire to act in Yiddish theater. She had already begun at age sixteen to perform on the Yiddish stage, and she traveled with a troupe across the United States and Canada. At that time she also began to write, and in 1934 she published for the first time, a story serialized in several parts in Tog (Day) in New York, entitled “A shap-meydl” (A sweatshop girl). Thereafter she published her stories in: Tsukunft (Future), Idisher kemfer (Jewish fighter), Tog, Forverts (Forward), Amerikaner (American), Vayter (Further), Kinder-zhurnal (Children’s journal), and Nyu-yorker vokhnblat (New York weekly newspaper), all in New York; Yidishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper) and Shpigl (Mirror) in Buenos Aires; Keneder odler in Montreal; Der veg (The way) in Mexico City; Idishe zhurnal (Jewish journal) in Toronto; and elsewhere. Among her books: Lebns un geshtaltn, dertseylungen (Lives and likenesses, stories) (New York, 1946), 320 pp.; Shtamen un tsvaygn (Trunks and branches) (New York, 1954), 224 pp. “Sarah Jacklin-Hammer sets a piquant tenor,” noted Sh. Rozhanski, “but not glibly for the sake of piquancy and not solely to grab her readers’ attention: behind her feminine temperament lies the temperament of a young Jewish woman from a Hassidic home in Poland.” She was living in New York where she died.
Sources: M. Maze, in Keneder odler (Montreal) (January 18, 1946); M. Ts. Frank, in Forverts (New York) (November 3, 1946); Dr. Sh. Margoshes, in Tog (New York) (January 23, 1948; November 19, 1954); N. Shemen, in Idishe zhurnal (Toronto) (February 10, 1949); Dr. L. Zhitnitski, in Di prese (Buenos Aires) (September 16, 1951); Y. Botoshanski, in Di prese (September 27, 1951; May 10, 1956); Sh. D. Zinger, in Tog (August 19, 1951); Sh. Rozhanski, in Yidishe tsaytung (Buenos Aires) (October 4, 1951); Kh. L. Fuks, in Unzer shtime (Paris) (March 5, 1954); Y. Varshavski, in Forverts (?) (June 19, 1954); A. Almi, in Fraye arbeter shtime (New York) (October 22, 1954); Y. Bronshteyn, in Keneder odler (November 8, 1954); Bronshteyn, Unter eyn dakh (Under one roof) (Los Angeles, 1956), pp. 173-81; R. Nevadovski, in Tsukunft (August 1955); B. Graubard, in Der veg (Mexico City) (February 15, 1955); Der Lebediker, in Tog (November 27, 1955); R. Feldman, in Afrikaner idishe tsaytung (Johannesburg) (May 4, 1956); Sh. Slutski, Avrom reyzen biblyografye (Avrom Reyzen’s bibliography) (New York, 1956), no. 5315; B. Daymondshteyn, Eseyen (Essays) (Tahonga, California, 1958), pp. 29-30.