Thursday 8 December 2016


YANKEV YARMUSH (JARMUSZ) (b. December 24, 1895)
            He was born in Koyl (Kolo), Poland.  He studied in religious elementary school.  He worked in a tailor’s shop in Kalish (Kalisz), and in 1939 emigrated to La Paz, Bolivia.  Over the years 1923-1939, he wrote for Kalisher vokh (Kalisz week) and Kalisher lebn (Kalisz life), later for Di prese (The press) and Ilustrirte literarishe bleter (Illustrated literary leaves) in Buenos Aires, Nayer moment (New moment) in São Paolo, Yontef bleter (Holiday leaves) in Johannesburg, and Meksikaner lebn (Mexican life) in Mexico City), among others.  Over the years 1940-1950, he was Jewish Telegraphic Agency (ITA) correspondent in Bolivia.  He also wrote under the pseudonyms: Av-Yor and Ben-Yankev.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 298.

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