Wednesday 21 December 2016


YANKEV YERUZALIMSKI (July 2, 1897-May 24, 1979)
            He was born in Bialystok.  In 1924 he moved to Antwerp.  In 1940 escaped to Marseilles, France, and in 1941 he made his way to New York.  From 1961 he was living in Los Angeles.  He wrote journalistic articles and short stories in the daily newspapers: Der belgisher tog (The Belgian day), which appeared in Antwerp until 1940; Amerikaner (American) and Byalistoker shtime (Voice of Bialystok) in New York.  He co-edited the pamphlet Lider un bilder fun byalistoker geto (Poems and pictures from the Bialystok ghetto) (New York, 1948), 12 pp.  He authored: Zikhroynes un shriftn fun a byalistoker (Memoirs and writings of a man from Bialystok) (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1984), 342 pp.  He died in Los Angeles.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 305, 544.

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