Tuesday 23 August 2016


            He was born in Shidlovtse (Szydłowiec), Radom district, Poland.  He studied in religious elementary school and synagogue study chamber.  He early in life became a laborer.  He was active in the trade union of Jewish leather workers in Lodz.  He debuted in print in 1917 with lyrical poetry in Folksblat (People’s newspaper), edited by Lazar Kahan, and later he published in Lodzer tageblat (Lodz daily newspaper), Gezangen (Songs), S’feld (The field), Vegn (Ways), Oyfkum (Arise), and other publications of the young poets’ group in Lodz.  In 1924 he returned to Shidlovtse and from time to time published work in Radomer lebn (Radom life) and Radomer-keltser lebn (Radom-Kelč life).  He was confined in a ghetto, first in Shidlovtse, later in Radom, and was killed by the Nazis during the liquidation of Radom Jews.

Source: Khayim Leyb Fuks, in Fun noentn over (New York) 3 (1957).

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