Wednesday 3 February 2016


KHAYIM DAN (b. November 5, 1908)
            He was born in Horokhov (Horokhiv, Gorokhov), Volhynia.  He attended religious elementary school and later a Tarbut school.  He completed a specialized course in Polish and bookkeeping.  He was active in the pioneer and kibbutz movement.  In 1933 he made aliya to Palestine.  He published or edited books in Hebrew.  He wrote mostly in Hebrew.  In Yiddish he debuted in print in a local Yiddish periodical.  He wrote also for a weekly Yiddish publication called Yedies (News), put out by the Pioneer movement and the daily newspaper Dos vort (The word) in Warsaw, as well as for the Munich publications of Holocaust survivors in Germany.  He was co-editor of the first issue of Baderekh (On the road) in Milan (in Yiddish), organ of Center for Survivors in Italy.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 200.

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