Sunday 11 September 2016


YISROEL ZHOFER (1897-July 1941)
            This was the pen name of Yisroel Yofe, born in Dusiat (Dusetos), Kovno district, Lithuania.  He studied in religious primary school, later graduating from a senior high school in Dvinsk (Daugavpils).  Over the years 1919-1922, he was an officer in the Lithuanian army, later an internal contributor to Di idishe shtime (The Jewish voice) in Kovno, in which he carried out the first political interviews in the Yiddish press in Lithuania.  He also wrote for the Lithuanian serial Mūsų garsas (Our voice) and other Lithuanian Jewish and general periodicals in Kovno.  He was murdered by the Nazis.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1; Y. Mark, ed., Zamlbukh, likhvoyd dem tsvey hundert un fuftsikstn yoyvl fun der yidisher prese 1686-1936 (Anthology in honor of the 250th jubilee of the Yiddish press, 1686-1936) (New York, 1937).

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