Thursday 23 November 2017


ARN MENDELEVITSH (August 1907-February 13, 1985)
            He was born in Vilna.  He graduated from a senior high school and worked as a teacher in Tsisho (Central Jewish School Organization) schools.  In 1934 he ran off to Soviet Russia.  In 1939 he graduated from the law faculty of Moscow University.  He returned to Vilna in 1947, and from 1959 he was in Lodz, before making aliya to Israel in 1962.  He wrote for: Emes (Truth) in Moscow, Folks-shtime (Voice of the people) in Warsaw, Yidishe kultur (Jewish culture) in New York, Lebns-fragn (Life issues) in Tel Aviv, and Yerusholaimer almanakh (Jerusalem almanac).  He died in Tel Aviv.

Source: Lebns-fragn (Tel Aviv) (March 1985).

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 380.

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