Thursday 28 January 2016


HERSHL GURLAND (1899-February 4, 1972)
            He was born in Aryev, Bessarabia.  In 1921 he moved to Canada.  He worked as a clothes presser, later becoming a teacher in schools run by the “Ordn” (International Workers’ Order).  In 1929 he debuted in print with a story in Der kamf (The struggle) in Toronto.  He was a contributor to the leftist press and for a time editor of Vokhnblat (Weekly newspaper) in Toronto.  He wrote articles as well for Hamer (Hammer), Der veg (The way), Yidishe kultur (Jewish culture), and Morgn frayhayt (Morning freedom), among other serials.  He died in Toronto.

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

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 155.

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