Tuesday 31 May 2016


            He was born in Ostrovtse (Ostrowiec), Radom district, Poland.  He was a well-known wedding entertainer.  He authored poems for various occasions which were sung as anonymous folksongs, among them: Dos shreklekhe unglik fun kishenev (The frightening sadness from Kishinev) (Warsaw, 1903), 19 pp.; Dos lid fun di yidishe karbones (The poem of the Jewish victims) (Warsaw), 16 pp.  He would have been the author of the folksongs: “Eyvel-yakhid” (Mourning for an only son), “A treyst” (A comfort), and “Di levone” (The moon), as well as of various Purim songs, such as “Dos lid fun di homen tashn” (The song of Hamen’s pockets [Homentaschen pastries]) (Warsaw, 1903), 8 pp.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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