Tuesday 26 January 2016


YOYSEF-SHIMEN GOLDSHTEYN (July 12, 1894-February 18, 1978)
            He was born in Lodz, Poland.  He survived WWII in Soviet Russia.  In 1949 he emigrated to the United States.  In 1976 he settled in Miami.  He debuted in print in Lodzher togblat (Lodz daily newspaper) and in 1925 became a contributor to Haynt (Today) in Warsaw.  From 1950 he published humorous sketches, often in rhyme, in Forverts (Forward) in New York.  He wrote numerous texts for the comedians Dzigan and Schumacher.  In book form: Gegramte felyetonen un zikhroynes (Rhyming features and memoirs) (New York: Shulzinger, 1976), 275 pp.  He used such pen names as “Der lustiker pesimist” (The happy pessimist).  He died in Miami Beach.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 141.

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