Monday 14 December 2015


SHIYE URBAS (May 6, 1919-February 1981)
            He was born in Ostrowce, Poland.  At six years of age he was orphaned.  He studied in religious elementary school.  He spent WWI in Soviet Russia.  Afterward, he lived in France, Israel, and from 1952 Toronto.  From 1951 he was publishing in Fray yisroel (Free Israel) in Tel Aviv, Vokhnblat (Weekly newspaper) and Idishe zhurnal (Jewish journal) in Toronto, Morgn frayhayt (Morning freedom), Yidishe kultur (Jewish culture), and Zamlungen (Anthologies) in New York, and Naye prese (New Press) in Paris, among others.  Among his works: Der onheyb, dertseylungen (The beginning, stories) (Toronto: IKUF, 1970), 153 pp.

Source: Kh. L. Fuks, Hundert yor yidishe un hebreishe literatur in kanade (A century of Yiddish and Hebrew literature in Canada) (Montreal, 1980).

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