Wednesday 19 July 2017


YANKEV MANDELBOYM (1896-February 18, 1960)
            He was born in Pinsk, Polesia (Polesye), the brother of Sheyne-Miriam Broderzon.  He studied medicine at Warsaw and Vilna Universities, and from 1923 was practicing as a doctor in Lodz, later in Pinsk where, during Bolshevik hegemony (September 1939-June 1941), he was deported to Soviet camps.  After WWII he returned to Poland.  Over the years 1923-1939, he was a regular contributor to: Lodzer folksblat (Lodz people’s newspaper) and Nayer folksblat (New people’s newspaper) in Lodz.  He also contributed to: Pinsker vokh (Pinsk week) and Pinsker shtime (Voice of Pinsk), among other serials.  He wrote the preface to Leyb Morgentoy’s book Af polesyer erd (On Polesian soil) (Pinsk, 1937).  He was also known as a musician.  He died in Legnica, Poland.

Sources: Biblyografishe yorbikher fun yivo (Bibliographic yearbooks from YIVO) (Warsaw, 1928), see index; Forverts (New York) (February 20, 1960).
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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