Thursday 6 April 2017


            Hailing from Russia, he came to London in 1898, and there was active in radical Jewish immigrant circles.  Although not an anarchist himself, he appeared with and gave speeches with anarchist groups and contributed to their London-based serials, Zherminal (Germinal) and Arbayter fraynd (Friend of labor), in which he published reports on the Russian revolutionary movement and translations from the Russian press and literature.  Over the years 1904-1913, he was the London correspondent for Der fraynd (The friend) in St. Petersburg, in which he published his “Briv fun London” (Letters from London) under the pen name Bat-Kol (Heavenly voice).  He was editor and publisher of Idishes tagebat (Jewish daily news) in London (1908-1910).  During WWI he joined the Russian social-democratic “Oborontses,” proponents of Russian participation in the war, and he returned to Russia.  Further information about his life remains unknown.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Psevdonimen in der yidisher literatur (Pseudonyms in Yiddish literature) (Vilna, 1939), p. 20; information from Sam Drezn in Milwaukee.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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