YOYSEF KHAZAN (b. 1898)
He was born in Lutsk, Volhynia. He studied in religious elementary school and yeshivas. He lived in Poland until 1927, later emigrating to Cuba where he was a cofounder of the Jewish writers’ group “Yung-kuba” (Young Cuba). He published poems and critical articles in Kubaner yidishe yontef bleter (Cuban Jewish holiday sheets), Oyfgang (Arise), and Dos yidishe vort (The Yiddish word)—all in Havana (1927-1933). He was active in leftist Jewish circles. In 1934 he left Cuba for Russia. Subsequent details remain unknown.
Source: Y. Reznik, in Havaner lebn, almanac (Havana, 1943), p. 296.
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