SHIYE TSHEKHEVER (SZIE CZECHEWER) (b. January 15, 1900)
The adopted name of Shiye Goldberg, he was born in Tshekhev (Czechów), Poland. He came from a poor family. He survived the ghetto, Majdanek, and the partisans. Over the years 1945-1950, he was in survivors’ camps in Germany, later leaving for the United States and in 1970 for Israel. In book form: Neshome likht, heym un khurbn (Candle of the soul, home and destruction), with a preface by Y. Kh. Biletski (Tel Aviv: Nay-lebn, 1979), 274 pp., translated into Hebrew in 1981 by Z. Libna and Y. Bekerman [as Nerot neshama, bayit veḥurban (Tel Aviv, 1981), and into English as The Undefeated (Tel Aviv, 1985) by Shiye Goldberg].
Sources: M. Tsanin, in Letste nayes (Tel Aviv) (August 1, 1980); M. Avi-Shlomo, in Al hamishmar (Tel Aviv) (September 18, 1981).
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 289.
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