Monday, 21 November 2016


            She was a Soviet Jewish poet and literary critic, born in the town of Khotimsk (Khotsimsk), Byelorussia.  She debuted in print in the journal Di royte velt (The red world) in Kharkov in 1927, and from that time was an active member of the Moscow literary group Yungvald (Young forest).  She studied for a short time at the pedagogical institute in Kamenets-Podolsk (Ukraine), later a researcher at the Kiev Institute for Jewish Culture in the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences.  She later published poems in Yunger boy-klang (Young sound of construction) in Kharkov.  A lyrical poem of hers appears in Ezra Korman’s Yidishe dikhterins (Jewish women poets) (Chicago, 1928).  She also contributed work to Sovetish heymland (Soviet homeland) (Moscow) 1 (July-August 1961), pp. 118-21; and to later issues as well.

Sources: Ezra Korman, Yidishe dikhterins (Jewish women poets) (Chicago, 1928), pp. 334-35, 344; A. D. Miral, in Eynikeyt (Moscow) (December 31, 1946).
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[Additional information from: Chaim Beider, Leksikon fun yidishe shrayber in ratn-farband (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers in the Soviet Union), ed. Boris Sandler and Gennady Estraikh (New York: Congress for Jewish Culture, Inc., 2011), pp. 170-71.]

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