Sunday 31 January 2016


YANKEV GROSMAN (January 15, 1899-August 1982)
            He was born in Volkovisk (Wołkowysk), Poland.  He received both a Jewish and a general education.  He studied pedagogy in Vilna University.  He was a representative of the Bund in the Vilna city council and the Jewish community.  He was a teacher in Jewish schools.  From 1941 he was living in Montreal.  From 1942 he was a contributor to Keneder odler (Canadian eagle).  He wrote also for Unzer tsayt (Our time) in New York.  In books: Eseyen un zikhroynes (Essays and memoirs) (Montreal, 1974), 241 pp.; Monografyes un eseyen (Monographs and essays) (Montreal, 1977), 118 pp.  He died in Montreal.

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), cols. 172-73.

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