Thursday 27 October 2016


            He was born in the town of Berezhany (Berzhan), eastern Galicia.  He studied in religious primary school, in a Polish public school, and later became an office employee in a petroleum firm in Drohobych.  Over the years 1939-1941, he lived in Lemberg.  He published stories of working life in Galicia in: Dos vort (The word) and Unzer ekspres (Our express) in Warsaw; Der shtern (The star) in Kiev; Forpost (Outpost) in Birobidzhan; and elsewhere.  Together with Sanye Heyferman, he served in the Soviet army and was later confined in the Lemberg ghetto.  He was killed by the Nazis during the years of WWII.

Sources: Forpost (Birobidzhan) 4-5 (1940); Yidishe shriftn anthology (Lodz, 1946).
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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