Sunday 29 October 2017


            The wife of Pinkhes Mints, she was born in Lodz, Poland.  She graduated from a Polish German high school and studied at Warsaw University.  In 1919 she became a member of the young Jewish writers’ group and of Moyshe Broderzon’s theatrical studio in Lodz.  From 1935 she was living in Paris, where she worked as an educator.  In the years of Nazi rule, she was active in the underground resistance movement.  She began writing in her high school years in German and in the late 1920s switched to Yiddish.  She contributed to: Unzer shtime (Our voice) and Unzer vort (Our word) in Paris, in which she placed poetry, articles about education, essays on literature, and travel narratives.  In book form (under the name Rokhl Lipshteyn): Lieder (Poetry), in German (Lodz, 1920), 24 pp., with woodcuts by Dina Matis.  She was last living in Paris.

Sources: Khayim Leyb Fuks, in Fun noentn over (New York) 3 (1957), see index; Sh. Gros, in Ilustrirte literarishe bleter (Buenos Aires) (September-October 1957).
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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