LEON HOKHSHTEYN (1892-1955)
He was born in Pinsk, Byelorussia. He studied in religious elementary school, later graduating from the Pinsk senior high school. He worked for a time as a teacher. In 1912 he moved to Warsaw, where he became a contributor to Haynt (Today) and published poems and humorous sketches. Over the years 1926-1929, he was in charge of the humor section of Ekspres (Express) in Warsaw. In 1930 he settled in London, England, where he became engaged in business. His humorous pieces were staged in the Yiddish revue theaters in Poland and in London as well. He also brought out joke sheets (1913) and a journal Dos heyrats-glik (The joy of marriage) (Warsaw, 1920). He also placed pieces in Di tsayt (The times) and Loshn un lebn (Language and life) in London, among other venues. He died in London.
Sources: Sh. Y. Dorfzon, in Dorem-afrike (Johannesburg) (January 1956).