MORIS MILSHTEYN (MORRIS MILSTEIN) (b. September 19, 1885)
He was born in Ostashivka, Kiev district, Ukraine. He performed his military service in Siberia, which provided the theme for his first story: “Sibir” (Siberia). In 1913 he moved to the United States. In 1923 he published poetry in the journal Baginen (Dawn). He published two books of “dramatic writings”: Dos shtilste shtetele storozh (The quietest small town, Storozh) (New York: Kesef vezahav, 1934), 191 pp.; Dos shtilste shtetele, tsvey komandim (The quietest small town, two commands) (New York: Kesef vezahav, 1951), 194 pp. He was last living in Brooklyn, New York.
Sources: Dr. A. Mukdoni, in Morgn-zhurnal (New York) (May 7, 1934); Mukdoni, in Der shpigl (Buenos Aires) (May 27, 1934); Mukdoni, in Di tsukunft (New York) (November 1952).