Sunday 9 July 2017


            He was born in Vilkomir (Ukmergė), Lithuania.  He studied in the local Jewish high school.  He later moved to Kovno where he worked in a coat factory.  He published poems in the anthologies Toyern (Gates) and Bleter (Leaves), among others, in Kovno.  In book form: Unter der zun (Under the sun) (Kovno, 1935), 47 pp.; Un kumen vet a tog (And a day will come) (Kovno, 1940), 60 pp.  He was inspired by the vision: “And worlds will speak together, / And forge the golden chain; / And far off over countries and seas / There Jewish joy rises.”  He died in Vilkomir.

Sources: N. Y. Gotlib, in Montreal 10 (1935); Gotlib, in Keneder odler (Montreal) (April 10, 1944); Gotlib, in Lite (Lithuania), anthology, vol. 1 (New York, 1951), p. 1105.
Mortkhe Yofe

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