Wednesday 1 November 2017


MOYSHE MINKUS (b. April 25, 1891)
            He was born in Pulav (Pulawy), Lublin district, Poland.  He began writing early in life.  He contributed to the daily newspaper Nayes (News) in Warsaw (1912).  In 1911 his first book of stories appeared in print: Altvarg, ertseylungen (Old clothes, stories) (Warsaw: Gitlin).  He later also wrote works of drama, among them: Dervaksene (The adult), a drama in three acts (Warsaw, 1919), 81 pp.; Dos misfarshtendenish (The misunderstanding), a drama in three acts (Warsaw, 1920), 70 pp.; and Ver iz der merder? (Who is the murderer?), a play in four acts (Warsaw, 1920), 74 pp.  He later made his way to the United States.  He was last living in New York.  He had prepared for publication a volume of aphorisms in English.

Sources: Zalemn Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 2; Zalmen Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Handbook of the Yiddish theater), vol. 2 (New York, 1934).

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