Wednesday 11 October 2017


DOVID MEYER (November 28, 1888-November 21, 1971)
            He was born in Shedlets (Siedlce), Poland.  He graduated from the artisanal school run by the Jewish community of Warsaw for locksmiths and mechanics, as well as the senior technical school of Wawelberg and Rotwand in Warsaw (1910).  In 1924 he immigrated to the United States.  He debuted in print in 1906 as a correspondent from Warsaw to the Vilna Bundist Folks-tsaytung (People’s newspaper).  After that he contributed articles on Jewish community and labor issues to: Lebens-fragen (Life issues) in 1915, Folkstsaytung (People’s newspaper), Yerlekhe arbeter-lukhes (Annual labor calendars), Dos profesyonele lebn (The trade union life) for which he was also editor, and Di profesyonele bavegung (The trade union movement)—in Poland; Gerekhtikeyt (Justice), Forverts (Forward), Der veker (The alarm), Tsukunft (Future), Sotsyalistishe shtime (Socialist voice), Paket-bukh-makher (Pocketbook maker), and Unzer tsayt (Our time)—in New York; and Unzer shtime (Our voice) in Paris.  He was active in the Bund and in its various institutions in Poland and in America, as well as in the Jewish Socialist Federation and in the Pocketbook Makers’ Union in New York.  He authored a pamphlet: Tsienizm un yidishe emigratsye (Zionism and Jewish emigration) (New York: Sotsyalistishe shtime, 1959), 20 pp.  He died in New York.  He was the administrator of the Bund archive named for Frants Kurski and contributed to the archive’s Buletin (Bulletin).

Sources: Y. Sh. Herts, Di yidishe sotsyalistishe bavegung in amerike (The Jewish socialist movement in America) (New York, 1954), see index; H. Shtiglits, in Tog-morgn-zhurnal (New York) (February 22, 1961); Arbeter ring, boyer un tuer (Workmen’s Circle, builders and leaders) (New York, 1962), p. 243.
Yankev Kahan

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