Friday 18 December 2015


LEON OLER (February 24, 1899-January 23, 1971)
            He was born in Warsaw, and he attended religious primary school, Russian public school, and secular high school.  In his youth he was active in the Bund.  At the end of 1939 he escaped into Soviet Russia where he was arrested.  In 1945 he came to New York.  He wrote political articles for Kegn shtrom (Against the tide) in Warsaw (1935), Yugnt-veker (Youth alarm) in Warsaw (he was also a member of its editorial board), and primarily for Unzer tsayt (Our time) in New York.  After his death, a memorial volume was published: Leon oler, zayn lebn un tetikeyt (Leon Older, his life and activities) (New York, 1973), 180 pp., with a section entitled “Fun leon olers pen” (From the pen of Leon Oler).  He died in New York.

Sources: Inzer tsayt (New York) (February 1071); Leon oler, zayn lebn un tetikeyt.

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