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.