Monday 4 April 2016


HENEKH HERSHBERG (1893-May 2, 1974)
            He was born in Bialystok, Russian Poland.  He was the son of the author and historian, Avrom-Shmuel Hershberg.  He received both a Jewish and a general education, and he graduated from a Russian high school.  In 1920 he was studying philosophy at the University of Berlin.  At the end of 1921 he came to the United States.  He received his master’s degree from Columbia University in New York.  He then became a Hebrew teacher as well as principal of the Bronx Talmud-Torah.  He began his literary activities in Russian, writing theater reviews in 1910 for Belostokskii golos (Voice of Bialystok).  In 1911 he switched to Yiddish.  He contributed work to: Byalistoker tageblat (Bialystok daily newspaper) (1912-1914) and Dos naye lebn (The new life)—both in Bialystok; Forverts (Forward), Byalistoker shtime (Voice of Bialystok), and Pinkes byalistok (Record of Bialystok, vol. 1, 1950)—all in New York.  He died in New York.

Sources: Byalistoker leksikon (Bialystok handbook) (Bialystok, 1935); A. Sh. Hershberg, in Pinkas byalistok (New York) 2 (1950), p. 147.

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