Thursday 29 September 2016


KHAYIM TOLMATSH (May 24, 1895-August 27, 1971)
            He was born in Turov (Turaŭ), Minsk district, Byelorussia.  In 1911 he moved to the United States.  From 1920 he was living in Montreal, Canada.  He debuted in print with a poem in Der veg (The way) in Detroit in 1918.  He later contributed poems, sketches, articles, and a one-act play to: Keneder odler (Canadian eagle) in Montreal; Kanade (Canada) 1, 2, 3 (1925); Kanader vokhnblat (Canadian weekly newspaper); Der kanader id (The Canadian Jew), 1928-1935; and other serials.  He also published under the name Rokhl Tunin.  He died in Montreal.

Sources: Zalmen reyzen-arkhiv (Zalmen Reyzen archive) (New York, YIVO); Biblyografishe yorbikher fun yivo (Bibliographic yearbooks from YIVO) (Warsaw, 1928), see index; Y. Rabinovitsh, in Keneder odler (Montreal) (November 1, 1959).
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