Thursday 28 January 2016


VOLF GLIKSMAN (WILLIAM GLICKSMAN) (July 26, 1905-February 26, 1993)
            He was born in Częstochowa, Poland.  He studied in religious primary school, later in a Jewish high school.  He survived the ghetto and Auschwitz.  In 1947 he settled in Philadelphia where he was a teacher in Jewish public schools.  In 1957 he received his doctoral degree in Jewish history from Dropsie College.  From 1948 he contributed literary and historical articles to: Nyu-yorker vokhnblat (New York weekly newspaper), Tsukunft (Future), and Yidishe kultur (Jewish culture) in New York; Arbeter vort (Workers’ word) in Paris; and Goldene keyt (Golden chain) and Yisroel shtime (Voice of Israel) in Tel Aviv, among other serials.  He published studies of Jews in Poland and of the Holocaust.  These appeared in book form in English.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 162.

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