Thursday 14 September 2017


ZALMEN MOYRER (1880-1942)
            He was born in Riglits (Regulice), between Torne (Tornów) and Cracow, western Galicia.  He attended religious elementary school and a state public school.  He was a well-known, modern wedding entertainer in Galicia and Bukovina.  He published humorous stories, tales, and poetry in: Togblat (Daily newspaper) and Der morgn (The morning) in Lemberg; and in Klaynman’s and Frostik’s Folks-kalendarn (People’s calendars) (1904-1914); among other places.  He authored a series of booklets under the general title of: Zay nisht keyn voyler yung (Don’t be a good kid), part 1 (Tornów, 1911), 32 pp., “a humorous, peppery story, completely made up, as well as a poem, life impressions of a traveler, with a separate supplement for all jokers from Galicia and Bukovina”; part 2 (Tornów, 1925), 80 pp., “the traveler with the chicken, the deceased beadle and his successors, the story of Jewish poverty, Faytl the wagon-driver, his happiness and his downfall”; part 3 (Tornów, 1936), 40 pp., “poems, the deceased pauper.”  He died in a Nazi concentration camp in Galicia in the years of the Holocaust in Poland.

Source: Information from Leyb Frisher in New York.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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