Tuesday 17 January 2017


            He came from southern Russia and moved to the United States around 1910.  He was a laborer in New York and an active member of the Labor Zionist party.  He served in the American army at the front in France during WWI, and concerning his wartime experiences he published notices (1918-1919) in Tog (Day) in New York.  In 1923 he published a book entitled Af blutike vegn, zikhroynes fun a idishen soldat (Along bloody pathways, memoirs of a Jewish soldier) (New York, 320 pp.).  “It is a rare human and Jewish book,” wrote Yoyel Entin.  “…There is neither pure terror here, nor solely brutality….  Everything shines through to the heart…from a courteous, thoughtful, hopeful, idealistic, and protesting man and Jew.”  He later settled in Ra’anana in the state of Israel.

Source: Y. Entin, in Tsukunft (New York), (May 1932).

Borekh Tshubinski

1 comment:

  1. I am delighted to learn more about S. Cohen. I was unable to find any additional information about him. His book, "Af blutike vegn," is now available in English translation here: http://www.dansetzer.us/yiddish/