L. LERNER (b. 1896)
He was born in Kuzmin (Kuzmyn), Podolia. After WWI he moved to the United States, engaged in a number of different jobs, and later became the owner of a food shop. At the same time he wrote sketches and humorous pieces for: Di shpayz-tsaytung (The food newspaper) in New York (1926-1933); Der independent groseriman (The independent groceryman) in New York (1931-1939); and others. He contributed as well to: Forverts (Forward), Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal), and Der amerikaner The American)—in New York. In book form: Der groserimans lebn (The groceryman’s life) (New York, 1939), 72 pp.
Source: A. Goldberg, in Zamlbukh lekoved dem tsvey hundert un fuftsikstn yoyvl fun der yidisher prese 1686-1936 (Anthology in honor of the 250th jubilee of the Yiddish press, 1686-1936), ed. Dr. Y. Shatski (New York, 1937).
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