ANSHL VAYNMAN (b. 1908)
He was born in Radom, Poland, into a poor family. He studied in religious primary school and in synagogue study hall, later becoming a boot stitcher and in the evenings studying secular subject matter. Around 1926 he began writing poetry and stories. He debuted in print in Radomer-keltser lebn (Radom-Kielce life), edited by Meyer Herts, and later contributed to virtually all of the local weekly newspapers, as well as to: Vokhnshrift (Weekly writing) and Literarishe bleter (Literary leaves) in Warsaw; and to the literary publications Yunge dikhtung (Young poetry), 1930-1932, and Shtaplen (Rungs), 1936—both of which appeared in print in Radom under Vaynman’s editorship. He also wrote under the pseudonym “V. Leshnyovski.” When the Nazis occupied Radom, he escaped to Bialystok and until June 1940 worked in a boot factory. Because he did not own a Soviet passport, he was deported to a camp deep in Siberia, and there he died of hunger and illness.
Source: Information from Gavriel Vaysman, Kiryat Borochov, Israel.
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