Wednesday 27 January 2016


SHMARYE GUTMAN (November 22, 1897-August 18, 1975)
            He was born in Radom, Poland.  He studied in religious elementary school.  In 1927 he emigrated to Paris.  He worked as a craftsman.  He wrote articles in the periodicals Hamer (Hammer) and Nest (Nest) and the daily newspaper Naye prese (New press) in Paris (until the 1950s), later for Unzer vort (Our word) in Paris, in which he also published his novel Afn radomer trakt (On the Radom highway).  In book form: Di vanderungen fun menkhem gotfrid (The wanderings of Menahem Gotfrid), unseen; A keyt fun doyres, roman (A chain of generations, a novel) (Paris, 1955), 254 pp.  He died in Paris.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 152.

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