Tuesday 21 February 2017


YOYSEF LUDEN (b. December 5, 1905)
            He was born in Warsaw, the brother of Yitskhok Luden.  Until the Moscow Show Trials, he was a Communist activist.  During WWII he was in Soviet Russia, and from 1948 in Israel.  From 1971 he was editor of the anarchist periodical Problemen (Problems) in Tel Aviv, in which he published articles and reviews.  He also wrote for Parizer bleter (Parisian pages), Dorem-afrike (South Africa), and Oyfgang (Arise) in Ḥolon.  In book form: Roykh un legendes, khurbn un oyfkum lider (Smoke and legends, poetry of destruction and rising up) (Tel Aviv, 1964), 31 pp.; Iber tsebrokhene brikn, roman (Over broken bridges, a novel) (Tel Aviv: Problemen, 1966), 237 pp.; Vi a zegl in shturem, roman (Like a sail in a storm, a novel) (Tel Aviv: Problemen, 1972), 160 pp.; Af di frontn fun lebn, roman (At the beginnings of life, a novel) (Tel Aviv: Problemen, 1981), 360 pp.; Flamen (Flames), poetry (Tel Aviv: Problemen, 1983), 78 pp.; A blits in der nakht (A flash in the night) (Tel Aviv: Problemen, 1986), 98 pp.; Shturem-glokn, eseyen (Storm clocks, essays) (Tel Aviv: Problemen, 1986), 250 pp., a collection of essays about writers and contemporary issues.

Sources: Y. Fridlender, in Maariv (Tel Aviv) (March 25, 1966); M. Shteynberg, in Letste nayes (Tel Aviv) (January 8, 1982); Sh. Tenenboym, in Problemen (Tel Aviv) 122 (1982).
Ruvn Goldberg

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 324, 544.

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