Sunday 5 June 2016


DOVID VILKIN (b. June 9, 1909)
            He was born in Riga and attended Riga’s Yiddish-Hebrew high school.  He studied electrical engineering in Paris.  In 1929 he immigrated to South Africa.  There he wrote for: Afrikaner idishe tsaytung (African Jewish newspaper), Yontef bleter (Holiday sheets), and Dorem-afrike (South Africa) in which he also published articles of literary criticism.  Among his books: Shtimung-lider (Mood poems) (Johannesburg: Kayor, 1975), 141 pp.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 247.

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