Wednesday 19 April 2017


NAKHMEN LIST (December 25, 1902-November 11, 1977)
            He was born in Loyev (Loyew), Byelorussia.  Over the years 1914-1921, he lived in the town of Amur, near Ekaterinoslav, where he took part in the struggles against the bands of Nestor Makhno and Simon Petliura.  He made aliya to Israel as a pioneer, worked on highways and buildings.  He was active, 1935-1936, in the underground Communist movement in Israel, Syria, Lebanon, and France.  In 1940 he served in the French army on the front against the Germans, and he later participated in the resistance, twice arrested by the Nazis and both times escaped.  He was in labor camps in Switzerland, later back in France.  In 1955 he settled in the state of Israel.  He began writing in 1933 in the French Communist press in Paris.  From 1946 he switched to Yiddish and Hebrew.  He was a member of the editorial board of Unzer vort (Our word) in Paris (1946-1955), and Letste nayes (Latest news) in Tel Aviv (from 1957), among other serials.  He was a specialist on Arab and Soviet politics, about which he frequently wrote for: Davar (Word), Lamerḥav (To the horizon), Omer (Speech), Molad (Birth), and Keshet (Rainbow), among others.  In Israel he edited the French publications: Les Peuples opprimés (Oppressed peoples) (Paris: La Documentation Permanente).  He authored the French-language books: La Question algerienne (The Algerian question) and L’État d’Israël devant le monde (The state of Israel before the world) (Paris, 1951), 223 pp.

Source: Sefer hashana shel haitonaim (The annual of newspapers) (Tel Aviv, 1960-1961).
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