Monday 7 August 2017


YEKHIEL MOR (May 16, 1902-April 28, 1984)
            He was born in Rozvadov (Rozwadów), Poland.  He came from a Hassidic family.  From 1919 he made his way for several years through countries in Western Europe.  In the mid-1920s he settled in Lille.  He survived the Nazi occupation of France.  He debuted in print with poems in the weekly newspaper Der fraynd (The friend) in Antwerp.  He published a series of articles in Naye prese (New press) in Paris and Parizer tsaytshrift (Parisian periodical) on his meetings with Jewish writers of his acquaintance.  Among his books: Fun san biz sen, lider un poemen (From the San [River] to the Seine, poetry) (Paris: Oyfsnay, 1968), 142 pp.; A kholets fun poyln, roman (A pioneer from Poland, novel) (Paris: Oyfsnay, 1977), 278 pp. + 7 pp.  His song “Bin ikh mir a kholetsl” (I’m a little pioneer) was popular and sung in Zionist circles in Poland and Lithuania.  He died in Lille, France.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 366, 546.

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