Thursday 23 March 2017


MIRIAM LEYB (1905-August 1944)
            She was born in Lodz, Poland, into a laboring family.  She studied in a secular Jewish public school, later becoming a worker herself.  She debuted in print with a poem, “Groy” (Gray), in the literary magazine Vegn (Paths) in Lodz (1922), and later she published poems and sketches in: S’feld (The field) in Lodz (1922-1925); Der fraytog (Friday) in Lodz-Warsaw (1924-1925); Lodzer tageblat (Lodz daily newspaper) and Nayer folksblat (New people’s newspaper) in Lodz.  She was confined in the Lodz ghetto, from which she was deported to Auschwitz and there murdered.

Sources: Ezra Korman, Yidishe dikhterins (Jewish women poets) (Chicago, 1928), pp. 133, 348; Khayim Leyb Fuks, in Fun noentn over (New York) 3 (1957), p. 244.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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