YITSKHOK DOYTSHER (ISAAC DEUTSCHER) (April 3, 1907-August 19, 1967)
He was a Yiddish and English journalist, born in Cracow. Between 1924 and 1939, he lived in Warsaw where he worked as a proofreader for the Polish Jewish newspaper Nasz Przegląd (Our review), and later he lived for a time in Paris. He was a co-editor and contributor to Jewish-pro-Communist publications in Poland, such as Literarishe tribune (Literary tribune) in Warsaw. He published articles in Hamer (Hammer) in New York (January 1931). He was later a member of the Trotskyist group in Poland. He served on the editorial boards of the English-language Economist and Observer in London, and a contributor to the journal Reporter in New York. He was the author in English of: a three-volume biography of Trotsky, The Prophet Armed: Trotsky, 1879-1921 (London and New York, 1954), The Prophet Unarmed: Trotsky, 1921-1929 (London and New York, 1959), The Prophet Outcast: Trotsky, 1929-1940 (London and New York, 1963); Stalin, a Political Biography (London and New York, 1949); Soviet Trade Unions: Their Place in Soviet Labour Policy (London and New York, 1950); and other works. The last of these works was translated into Hebrew by Dr. M. Oter (Te Aviv: Am Oved, 1952), 168 pp. He translated into Yiddish a work by Floran Felz entitled Moyshe kisling (Moyshe Kisling) (Paris, 1928), 16 pp. His work was included in in In shotn fun tliyes (In the shadow of the gallows) (Kiev-Kharkov, 1932). He was living in London where he died.
[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 193.]