GUSTAV (GERSHON) MYEDZHINSKI (1909-1942)
He was born in Yezev (Jeżów), Lodz district, Poland. He studied in religious elementary school, public school, and a Polish high school. In 1927 he moved to Lodz, engaged in various modes of work, and was the owner of a lending library. He was a member of the young Lodz writers’ group. He published poems, short stories, and criticism in: Literarishe horizontn (Literary horizons), of which he was also editor, Di fayl (The arrow), Vegn (Pathways), and Folksblat (People’s newspaper)—in Lodz; Globus (Globe), edited by A. Tsaytlin and Y. Bashevis, and Literarishe bleter (Literary leaves) in Warsaw; among others. He was the author of Trotski (Trotsky), a drama in four acts (Lodz, 1937-1938), in notebooks each 40 pp. in length. When the Germans invaded Poland, he fled to Russia. He later returned and was confined in the Lodz ghetto, later in a concentration camp. He was murdered under Nazi rule in Poland.
Sources: Globus (Warsaw) 5 (1932); “Yitskhok Yanasovitsh,” in Leksikon fun der nayer yidisher literatur (Biographical dictionary of modern Jewish literature), vol. 4, online at: http://yleksikon.blogspot.ca/2016/11/yitskhok-yanasovitsh-itzhak-yanasowicz.html; Khayim Leyb Fuks, in Fun noentn over (New York) 3 (1957), pp. 262-63.
Khayim Leyb Fuks