Sunday 5 June 2016


            He was born in Lodz, Poland, graduated from the Lodz Hebrew high school, and studied journalism at Warsaw and Lemberg Universities.  He lived in Paris and for a time in Spain, 1935-1938, before returning to Poland.  At the time of the German invasion of Poland, in 1939, he escaped to Lemberg where he was arrested by the Bolsheviks and sent to a camp in the distant northern regions of Russia.  With the amnesty for Polish citizens in 1941, he was freed, and for a time he was a representative of the London Polish government for the Fergana and Samarkand districts and worked on behalf of Jewish war refugees.  He was again arrested in 1943 and sent to a camp.  He began his writing activities in the Polish press in Lodz and Warsaw.  In 1930 he switched to Yiddish.  He placed pieces in: Lodzer tageblat (Lodz daily newspaper) and Nayer folksblat (New people’s newspaper) in Lodz.  During the civil war in Spain, he was a special correspondent for Nayer folks-tsaytung (New people’s newspaper) in Warsaw, in which—aside from letters from the war front—he published reportage pieces, interviews, short impressions, and articles of a general character.  There has been no information about him since 1943.

Source: P. Shvarts, in Fun noentn over (New York) 2 (1956), p. 432.

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