Wednesday 7 September 2016


PERETS ZELMANOVSKI (September 10, 1897-June 22, 1970)
            He was a journalist, born in Brisk (Brest), Lithuania.  He received a religious education and later studied law.  During the civil war in Russia, he lived in Moscow, and from 1924 he was in Sverdlovsk where he taught in a high school.  For many years he was a correspondent for Emes (Truth) and later also for Eynikeyt (Unity)—in Moscow.  In the Yiddish press he wrote of his meetings with famed personalities: Kh. N. Bialik, Sholem Asch, Sh. An-ski, Perets Markish, Dovid Hofshteyn, Der Nister, and others.  He also published a number of pamphlets in Russian (on economic matters).  He died in Palonge (Palanga), Lithuania.

Source: Y. Lyubomirski, in Morgn-frayhayt (New York) (September 25, 1967).

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 267.

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