Sunday 31 January 2016


MEYER GRINBERG (1904-1950)
            He was born in Lagev (Łagów), Kielce region.  He lived in Kielce and Łagów, where he was active with the left Labor Zionists.  From 1922 he was living in Toronto.  He was wounded in WWII as a soldier in the Canadian army.  He began writing poetry for Fraye yugnt (Free youth), Yugnt-fon (Banner of youth), and Arbeter-tsaytung (Laborers’ newspaper) in Warsaw; later in Canada he wrote for Proletarisher gedank (Proletarian idea), Idishe zhurnal (Jewish journal), and mostly for the literary journals Heftn (Notebooks), Baginen (Dawn), and Royerd (Raw earth), as well as for Der kamf (The struggle), Der veg (The way), and Vokhnblat (The weekly newspaper), among others.  In book form: Lider (Poems) (Toronto, 1932), 52 pp.  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. 180.

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