Sunday 20 December 2015


KHAYE-ROKHL ANDRES (b. May 1, 1899)

            Born in Suwalki, Poland, she attended religious elementary school.  She graduated from a Russian public school.  In 1922 she emigrated to Dallas, Texas.  She frequently published poetry in Vokhnblat (Weekly newspaper) in Toronto, Zamlungen (Collections) in New York, and Yidishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper) in Tel Aviv.  Among her books: Mayn tatns yerushe, lider (My father’s heritage, poems) (Tel Aviv: Hamenorah, 1972), 185 pp., including twenty Hebrew poems translated by E. Zametski; Far vemen zing ikh mayne lider (For whom do I sing my songs) (New York, 1979), 267 pp.; Zaynen yorn geforn, mayn lebns geshikhte (Year gone by, my life story) (Brooklyn, 1981), 194 pp.  The latter two books with English translation by Yudel Cohen.

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