Monday 20 February 2017


BENYOMEN LUBELSKI (b. December 21, 1909)
            He was born in Lublin and moved to Belgium in 1929.  He took part in the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1969).  Over the years 1939-1943, he was interned in various camps in France and North Africa.  In 1946 he returned to Poland.  He studied law at Warsaw University.  He worked at an assortment of positions in the Polish government.  From 1965 he was living in Israel.  He graduated from the faculty of library science at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he worked until 1979.  From 1929 he was writing articles in: Folks-shtime (Voice of the people) in Warsaw (from 1960); Yisroel-shtime (Voice of Israel) in Tel Aviv (1971); and Yerusholaimer alamanakh (Jerusalem almanac) (1974, 1975).  In book form: Yidn in shpanishn birgerkrig, 1936-1939, fartseykhenungen fun a yidishn frayvilikn (Jews in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, notes of a Jewish volunteer) (Tel Aviv: Leivick Publ., 1984), 291 pp.; Baym farshlosenem flam, yetsies folks-poyln (At the exhausted flame, exodus of the Polish people) (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1989), 340 pp.; Af gots barot (In God’s care) (Tel Aviv: Leivick Publ., 1996), 192 pp.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 323-24.

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