YOYSEF GEGERMAN (b. October 16, 1919)
He was born in Riga. He studied in the Jewish middle school of Riga and graduated from the history faculty of Riga’s Latvian Pedagogical Institute. Over the years 1965-1973, he lived in Moscow and in 1974 emigrated to the United States. He wrote for Oyfboy (Construction) in Riga, 1940-1941, poems and stories for Sovetish heymland (Soviet homeland) in Moscow, and assorted articles for Algemeyner zhurnal (General journal) in New York (1975-1977)—mostly under various and sundry pen names. In 1966 he began publishing poems, stories, and literary essays in Israeli periodicals.
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 163-64.
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