Thursday 23 November 2017


DOVID MENTSHES (b. ca. 1901)
            He was born in Kutne (Kutno), Poland.  He studied in religious elementary school, leaving early to take up tailoring.  He lived in Belgium, Paris, London, and for many years in Buenos Aires.  From 1948 he was in Israel.  He wrote for: Arbeter tsaytung (Workers’ newspaper) in Warsaw, Proletarisher gedank (Proletarian idea) in New York, and Idishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper) and Unzer tsayt (Our time) in Buenos Aires.  In book form: Mentsh un goyrl (Man and fate) (Tel Aviv: Hamenorah, 1969), 350 pp.

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

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