Tuesday 23 February 2016


            He was a pedagogue and a Jewish school and cultural leader in Kiev and Kharkov.  He contributed work to the journal Ratnbildung (Soviet education) in Kiev-Kharkov (1928-1936).  There he published articles on pedagogical issues and book reviews.  He was the author of textbooks for Jewish schools, among them: Literarishe khrestomatye farn 4tn klas (Literary reader for the fourth class), with B. Gutyanski (Kiev-Kharkov, 1936), 191 pp., with illustrations (published in three editions, the last in Kiev in 1941); Khrestomaye far literatur farn 10tn klas mitlshul (Reader for literature for the tenth class of middle school) (Kiev-Kharkov, 1935), 333 pp., with illustrations (published in numerous editions, the last in Kiev in 1940).  After 1948 he disappeared without a trace.

Sources: N. Rubinshteyn, in Dos yidishe bukh in sovetn-farband (The Yiddish book in the Soviet Union) for 1933, 1934, and 1935 (Minsk, 1936), see index; biography of B. Gutyanski, in Leksikon fun der nayer yidisher literatur, vol. 2 (New York, 1958)—see translation at http://yleksikon.blogspot.ca/2015/07/binyumen-gutyanski.html.
Khayim-Leyb Fuks

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