Friday 7 April 2017


KHAYIM LEYKOVITSH (June 17, 1904-October 1, 1974)
            He was born in Kovno, Lithuania.  He attended religious elementary school, yeshiva, and Hebrew high school.  He studied at Kovno University and the theater academy.  During WWII he served in the Red Army.  After the war he was in Vilna and from 1957 in Warsaw.  He made aliya to Israel in 1960.  He wrote about theater and art for Kovne tog (Kovno day) in 1926, and later for: Idishe shtime (Jewish voice) and Folksblat (People’s newspaper) in Kovno; Eynikeyt (Unity) in Moscow; Folks-shtime (Voice of the people) and Yidishe shriftn (Yiddish writings) in Warsaw; and Bima (Stage) in Tel Aviv.  He placed a longer work on Yiddish theater in the Baltic region in: Yidisher teater in eyrope tsvishn beyde velt-milkhomes (Yiddish theater in Europe between the two world wars) (New York, 1971).  He edited Lite (Lithuania), vol. 2 (Tel Aviv, 1965).  He died in Jerusalem.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 334-35.

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