Thursday 8 December 2016


ABEL YARMUSH (JARMUSZ) (1893-August 22, 1969)
            He was born in Koyl (Kolo), Poland.  In 1923 he moved to Kalish (Kalisz) in Galicia.  In 1939 he made his way to Bolivia.  He debuted in print in 1915 in the humorous weekly newspaper, Der frayer foygl (The free bird) in Warsaw.  He wrote humorous sketches, theatrical reviews, and literary articles in: Unzer ekspres (Our express) in Warsaw, the weekly Kalisher lebn (Kalisz life), Kalisher vokh (Kalisz week), Der veg (The way) in Mexico City, Dos yidishe vort (The Jewish word) in Chile, Ilustrirte literarishe bleter (Illustrated literary leaves) in Buenos Aires, Haynt (Today) in Uruguay, and from 1941 he was a regular contributor to Di prese (The press) in Buenos Aires.  In book form: Fun tsey heymen, bilder un felyetonen (From two homes, images and features) (Buenos Aires, 1965), 140 pp.  He died in La Paz, Bolivia

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 297-98.

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