Wednesday 1 November 2017


ARN MYEDNIK (MIEDNIK) (b. May 2, 1900)
            The pseudonym of Arn Myedovnik, he was born in Warsaw, Poland.  He studied in religious elementary school and a non-Jewish school.  At age thirteen he began working.  He was active among the Labor Zionists and the Cultural Association in Otvosk (Otwock), near Warsaw.  In 1918 he went to join his father in France.  He began writing in his youth.  He published poetry, fables, and articles in: Unzer shtime (Our voice) and Frayland (Free land) in Paris; and Heymish (Familiar) and Di goldene keyt (The golden chain) in Tel Aviv.  He was the founder of the Parisian publishing house of “Di goldene pave” (The golden peacock) which published his Poemes (Poetry) (Paris, 1952), 229 pp. and Mesholim (Fables), in album format with a foreword and a Yiddish glossary for the Hebrew-origin words (Paris, 1952), 192 pp.  He also published articles in Foroys (Onward) in Mexico City.  He was last living in Paris.

Sources: Y. Milner, in Unzer eynikeyt (Paris) (August-September 1959); Sh. Tenenboym, in Di shtime (Mexico City) (October 2, 1959).
Benyomen Elis

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