Friday 25 November 2016


MIKHL YAKHINSON (b. February 6, 1894)
            He was born in Kishinev, Bessarabia.  From 1911 he was publishing articles in Russian-language newspapers in Odessa, Belz, and Kamenets-Podolsk.  He worked as a reporter for: Gut morgn (Good morning), Unzer lebn (Our life), and Sholem aleykhem (Greetings)—in Odessa.  After the Russian Revolution of March 1917, he edited the Zionist weekly newspaper in Russian: Evreiskaia misl’ (Jewish thought) in Odessa (1917).  In 1918 he was living in Kiev.  He was a contributor to the Zionist daily newspaper Der telegraf (The telegraph).  He administered the central Zionist election office in Kiev.  He left Soviet Russia in 1920, lived in Warsaw, Vienna, Berlin, and lastly again in Kishinev.  He wrote for: Hatsfira (The siren), Di yudishe post (The Jewish mail), Tygodnik żydowski (Jewish weekly) in Polish, Russian emigré publications, Unzer tsayt (Our times) in Kishinev, and other serials.  Among his pen names: Mikhl Yo and Ben-Yakhim (in Russian).  According to information from residents of Kishinev, he was killed in Transnistria during the Nazi era.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1.
Borekh Tshubinski

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