ARN MARKON (b. 1896)
He was born in Dvinsk (Daugavpils), Latvia. He was the nephew of Professor Y. D. Markovitsh. He received a Jewish and a general education. For a time he studied in Vilna, later in Riga. He wrote articles on economic issues for the Riga-based, Russian-language daily newspaper Sevodnya (Today). In 1922 he switched to Yiddish and served as a member of the editorial board of Frimorgn (Morning) in Riga. He contributed to Idishe shtime (Jewish voice) in Kovno. He also used such pen names as Sanin and Ben-Mortkhe. He was killed under Nazi rule.
Sources: M. Gerts, 25 yor yidishe prese in letland (25 years of the Yiddish press in Latvia) (Riga, 1933), p. 40; Yahadut latviya (Judaism in Latvia) (Tel Aviv, 1953), see index; information from his relatives in New York and Pittsburgh.
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