Tuesday 20 December 2016


BOREKH YELENSKI (1888-June 18, 1974)
            He was born and raised in the Caucasus in a non-Jewish environment.  He was an active leader of the anarchist movement in Russia, later in the United States, where he settled in Chicago.  In book form: In sotsyaln shturem, zikhroynes fun der rusisher revolutsye (In a social storm, memoirs of the Russian Revolution) (Buenos Aires, 1967), 266 pp.  In English he published: In the Struggle for Equality: The Story of the Anarchist Red Cross (Chicago, 1958), 96 pp.  He died in Miami Beach.

Source: Fraye arbeter-shtime (New York) (July 1974).

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 304.

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