Thursday 17 December 2015


PERL HALTER (May 15, 1913-December 30, 1974)
            She was born in Warsaw and graduated from middle school.  Her first publication was in 1940 in Minsker shtern (Minsk star), issue 2.  From that point, she published in: Dos naye lebn (The new life), Arbeter-vort (Workers’ word), Undzer vort (Our word), and Folks-shtime (Voice of the people) in Lodz; Yidishe shriftn (Yiddish writings), Oyfgang (Rising), Der veg (The way), and Ikuf (IKUF [= Jewish Cultural Association]) in Argentina, among others.  During WWII, she was in Russia.  She was living in Paris from 1946 until her death.  She published several volumes of poetry: Dermonungen (Remembrances) (Paris: A. B. Tserata, 1953), 110 pp.; Yunge teg (Young days) (Paris, 1962), 59 pp.; Af yener zayt barg (On the far side of the mountain) (Tel Aviv: Peretz Publ., 1968), 125 pp.

Sources: Kh. L. Fuks, in Arbeter-vort (Paris) (February 20, 1953); L. Domankevitsh, in Unzer vort (Paris) (March 14, 1953); Shloyme Bikl, in Tsukunft (New York) (December 1953); Yankev Glatshteyn, in Idisher kemfer (New York) (January 8, 1954).

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 206.]

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