Tuesday 2 February 2016


YITSKHOK-YANKL (JACOB I.) DOROSHKIN (September 15, 1892-July 11, 1986)
            He was born in Zhitkovitsh (Zhitkovichi, Zhytkavichy), Byelorussia.  He studied with private tutors.  In 1906 he emigrated to the United States.  He worked for many years as a tailor.  Initially he lived in New York and later in Florida.  Among his books: Fun zhitkovitsh  iber der velt, a teyl epizodn fun mayn lebn (From Zhitlovitsh across the world, some of the episodes from my life) (New York, 1972), 314 pp.; Vortslen fun der mishpokhe granadir, fun zhitkovitsh biz amerike (Roots of the Granadir family, from Zhitkovitsh to America) (West Palm Beach, 1979), 243 pp.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 189.

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