Sunday 13 August 2017



            She was a current events writer and a teacher, born in a town near Minsk, Byelorussia. She lived in Homyel' (Homel, Gomel), Horad Barysaw (Borisov), and Minsk. For many years she was a teacher in Jewish educational institutions in Byelorussia. She published articles on pedagogical issues in the journal Af di vegn tsu der nayer shul (On the road to the new school) (Moscow, 1923-1925) and in other pedagogical venues, and she compiled books for Jewish schools. She was the author of: Di natsyonale frage in sovetnfarband (The nationality question in the Soviet Union) (Minsk, 1927), 29 pp.; of the school reader, In land fun di sovetn (In the land of the soviets), with L. Tsart (Minsk, 1928), 352 pp., second edition (1929), 278 pp., and third edition (1931), 248 pp.; Di alte un naye shul (The old and new school), a pamphlet for mass readership (Minsk, 1929), 151 pp. In 1931 she was accused of Jewish nationalism and from that point in time she disappeared without a trace.

Sources: Oktyabr (Minsk) (August 25, 1931); M. Anilovitsh and M. Yofe, Shriftn fun psikhologye un pedagogik (Writings on psychology and pedagogy) 1 (Vilna: YIVO, 1933), p. 474; Chone Shmeruk, comp., Pirsumim yehudiim babrit-hamoatsot, 1917-1961 (Jewish publications in the Soviet Union, 1917-1961) (Jerusalem, 1961), see index.

Khayim Leyb Fuks

[Additional information from: Chaim Beider, Leksikon fun yidishe shrayber in ratn-farband (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers in the Soviet Union), ed. Boris Sandler and Gennady Estraikh (New York: Congress for Jewish Culture, Inc., 2011), pp. 229-30.]

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