SAM HOFMAN (SHLOYME BEN-AVIGDOR) (b. 1882)
He was born in the small town of Ladyzhinka, in the Uman region of Ukraine. He studied in religious primary school, later becoming a laborer. In 1910 he emigrated to the United States, living for a time in New York, moving to Chicago, and there he published poetry in Di velt (The world) and Idishe arbeter-velt (World of Jewish laborers). He was the author of In di pogrom-teg (In the days of a pogrom), poems, prose, and aphorisms (Chicago, 1912), 58 pp. In it he lamented the Jewish pogrom victims of 1919-1920 in Ukraine and the Jews of his hometown.
Source: Leye Mishkin, in Pinkes shikago (Records of Chicago) (Chicago, 1952), p. 87.