Tuesday 25 April 2017


NOSN LIPMAN (b. 1904)

            He was a prose author and documentarist, born in a town in Ukraine. After WWI he moved to Moscow where he worked as a printer of the newspaper and publishing house of Der emes (The truth). Over the years 1928-1929, he served in the Red Army in the Far East and took part in battles against the Japanese military on the front in Manchuria. He wrote up his impressions from these experiences in documentary stories which were published in Der emes (1929), and they were later included in his book Afn mandzhurishn front, fartseykhnungen fun a roytarmeyer fun der vaytmizrekhdiker roytfoniker armey (On the Manchurian front, notes of a Red Army soldier from the Far Eastern red-banner army) (Moscow-Kharkov-Minsk: Central People’s Publisher, USSR, 1930), 149 pp., with a foreword by M. Kats and M. Kivertsev.

Sources: M. Kats, foreword to Afn mandzhurishn front (On the Manchuria front), pp. 3-5; Chone Shmeruk, comp., Pirsumim yehudiim babrit-hamoatsot, 1917-1961 (Jewish publications in the Soviet Union, 1917-1961) (Jerusalem, 1961), see index.

Khayim Leyb Fuks

[Additional information from: Chaim Beider, Leksikon fun yidishe shrayber in ratn-farband (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers in the Soviet Union), ed. Boris Sandler and Gennady Estraikh (New York: Congress for Jewish Culture, Inc., 2011), p. 208.]

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