Monday 1 February 2016


            He was born in Pinsk, Poland.  He was a literature teacher in Jewish schools in Poland.  In 1926 he left for Soviet Russia.  He did editorial work for the journal Shtern (Star) in Minsk.  He published articles on M. Kulbak, Z. Akselrod, K. Molodovski, and others.  He compiled a collection, Lebn un kamf (Life and struggle) (Minsk, 1936).  He translated (with Y. Rabinovitsh) G. V. Plekhanov’s Grunt-fragn fun marksizm (Basic questions of Marxism).  He died during the mass purges of 1937.

Source: Sovetish heymland, Materyaln far a leksikon fun der yidisher sovetisher literatur (Materials for a handbook of Soviet Jewish literature) (September 1975).

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 188.

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