Sunday 26 June 2016


A. V. VERTHEYM (b. 1902)
            He was born in Radom, Poland, into a family of cake bakers.  He studied in religious primary schools and in a yeshiva.  He worked as a private Hebrew teacher.  Over the years 1928-1931, he published poetry in Vaysenberg’s Inzer hofenung (Our hope) in Warsaw, Radomer tsaytung (Radom newspaper), and elsewhere.  He translated into Yiddish chapters of Natan Bistritsky’s novel Yamim velelot (Days and nights).  From the 1930s he was living in Tel Aviv.
Binyumin Elis

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