Thursday 23 March 2017


ARYE LITVINOVSKI (April 22, 1860-February 11, 1937)
            He was born in Nova Praha, Ukraine.  He shortened his surname to Litvin.  He studied in religious primary school and yeshiva.  He moved with his family to Elizavetgrad, where he experienced the first great pogrom in Russia (April 22, 1881).  In 1924 he emigrated to the United States and settled in New Haven, Connecticut.  In book form: Fun farlofene tsaytn (From times obscured) (New York, 1985), 88 + 116 pp., in Yiddish and English.  He also author one part of Hillel Cohen’s Mayne zikhroynes un mayne iberlebenishn (My memoirs and my experiences) (London, 1949), pp. 59-125.  He died in New Haven.

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 332.]

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