Sunday 20 December 2015


TUVYE AMSTER (November 2, 1920-January 9, 1983)

            Born in Ozorków, Poland, he studied in religious primary school.  He survived the ghetto, Auschwitz, and Bergen-Belsen.  In 1945 he settled in Uppsala (Sweden), later moving to Stockholm.  He translated from Russian, Polish, and German into Yiddish, and from Yiddish into Swedish.  He co-edited Yidish kultur in skandinavye (Yiddish culture in Scandinavia) (Stockholm, first issue, 1977).  For a number of years he was a regular contributor to Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor) in New York, in which he wrote general political articles.  He died in Stockholm.

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