ARN MAYERTSHIK (A. MIK) (1898-1942)
He was born in Lodz, Poland, into a laboring family. He studied in religious elementary school and synagogue study hall, and he later graduated from a commercial school. From 1919 he was publishing humorous sketches, puns, and aphorisms in Lodzer tageblat (Lodz daily newspaper), Idishe zhurnalist (Jewish journalist), and Nayer folksblat (New people’s newspaper)—in Lodz; and from time to time in Moment (Moment) in Warsaw. In book form: Kalamburn, vertlekh un fir-shuredike gramen in proze (Puns, sayings, and four-line verses in prose) (Lodz, 1928), 72 pp.; Sententsn (Sentences) (Lodz, 1934), 64 pp. He also published under such pseudonyms as: A. Mik, A. Bis, and A. Tshikh. He was confined in the Lodz ghetto and later in a German concentration camp where he was murdered by the Nazis.
Source: Information from A. Lederman and Herman Goldberg—in New York.
Khayim Leyb Fuks