Sunday 31 January 2016


MORTKHE GRANIT (December 12, 1916-1999)
            He was born with the surname “Bzhostavyetski” in Stavisk, Poland.  He studied in religious primary school and yeshivas.  He graduated from a Polish public school and high school.  In 1935 he emigrated to the United States.  He pursued Jewish studies at Queens College from which he received his B. A.  He debuted in print in 1935 in Amerikaner (American) in New York.  He wrote about literary and social-political themes in Tog (Day) and Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal) in New York, Unzer vort (Our word) and Unzer veg (Our way) in Paris, Di shtime (The voice) in Mexico City, and Keneder odler (Canadian eagle) in Montreal.  Since 1978 he has been an internal contributor to Algemeyne zhurnal (General journal) in New York.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 171-72.

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