Sunday 17 September 2017


VOLF MUSHEL (1909-1942)
            He was born in Sheradzh (Sieradz), Poland.  He studied in religious elementary school and a Polish public school.  At age fourteen he became a worker in a tailor shop.  In 1925 he moved to Lodz, was active in the left trade union movement, and due to police repression he was forced to flee from the country, eventually settling in Paris.  He published poetry in: Literarishe horizontn (Literary horizons) in 1928; Tsvishn moyern (Between walls) in 1931; Afn shteynernem bruk (On cobblestone pavement) in 1932; Literarishe tribune (Literary tribune) until 1932; Inzl (Island) and Nayer folksblat (New people’s newspaper)—in Lodz.  He also contributed to: Naye prese (New press) in Paris; and Belgishe bleter (Belgian leaves) in Antwerp; among others.  Under Nazi occupation he was deported from France to Auschwitz and murdered there.

Sources: Y. Pat, in Vokhnshrift far literatur (Warsaw) (January 7, 1932); Khayim Leyb Fuks, in Fun noentn over (New York) 3 (1957), p. 263.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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