SHLOYME-LEYB MOSHKOVITSH (1888-late May 1944)
He was born in Munkatsh (Hung. Munkács), Carpato-Ruthenian area of the former Austro-Hungarian empire. He attended religious elementary school and yeshivas. He was later a merchant and a traveling businessman. He published articles, reportage pieces, and impressions in: Munkatsher tsaytung (Munkács newspaper) (1923-1926); Munkatsher humorist (Munkács humorist) (1924-1927); Yudishe shtime (Jewish voice) (1929-1930); and Marmoresher bleter (Marmației leaves) and Oyfgang (Arise)—in Sighet-Marmației; among others. In book form: A dor vos geyt unter (A generation goes under), “reportage pieces, impressions, and the character of the important Jewish communities of Munkács and Carpato-Ruthenia) (Munkacs, 1937), 72 pp. “This volume—the first Yiddish book in Carpato-Ruthenia—…possesses a treasure house of the distinctive vernacular language of Carpato-Ruthenian Jewry, and Moshkovitsh may be marked as the Mendele of his Munkács,” according to Sh. Y. Dorfzon. Since WWII there has no further information about him.
Sources: Sh. Y. Dorfzon, in Literarishe bleter (Warsaw) (May 7, 1937); Naftali Ben-Menaḥem, Hadefus haivri bemunkatsh (The Hebrew press in Munkács), offprint from Kriyat sefer (Jerusalem) 54 (1949-1950); Entsiklopediya shel galuyot, karpatorus (Encyclopedia of the Diaspora, Carpato-Rus) (Jerusalem, (1958/1959).
Khayim Leyb Fuks