Sunday 31 January 2016


MOYSHE-NOSN GRUDZIN (b. January 8, 1911)
            He was born in Zembrove (Zambrów), Poland.  He studied in religious elementary school and in a Tarbut school.  At age twelve he began to work.  From the middle of the 1920s until 1937, he lived in Warsaw.  He then left for Uruguay.  He was active in the leftist movement.  He debuted in print with a poem in Kleyne folkstsaytung (Little people’s newspaper) (Warsaw, 1928). From 1938 he was a contributor to the leftist daily paper Unzer fraynt (Our friend) in Montevideo with poetry, stories, and political articles.  In book form: Der blutiker onheyb, drame (The bloody beginning, a play) (Montevideo, 1945), 96 pp.  He translated from Spanish (with Boris Shifres) Bafrayte erd (Liberated lands [Tierras liberadas]) by Kh. Miro (Montevideo, 1940).  Among his pen names: N. G., A. Braver, N. Braver, N. Goldshteyn, Natan Felon, and M. Grodzhenski.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 174-75.

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