Wednesday 1 November 2017


            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:; Khayim Leyb Fuks, in Fun noentn over (New York) 3 (1957), pp. 262-63.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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