Thursday 6 April 2017


RUS LEYMENZON-ENGELSHTERN (July 12, 1915-July 12, 1955)
            She was born in Vilna.  She studied in a Polish Jewish high school.  She survived the Vilna ghetto and was hidden by a peasant.  At the end of 1949 she came to New York.  She described her experiences in Farshribn in a shayer, 15ter may 1944-19ter yuli 1944 (Recorded in a barn, May 15, 1944-July 19, 1944) (Tel Aviv: Hakibuts hameuḥad, 1973), 134 pp., [posthumously] prepared for publication by Y. Rudnitski.  She died in New York.

Source: Y. Kornhendler, in Yisroel shtime (Tel Aviv) (February 5, 1975).

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

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