Friday 3 November 2017



            He was a folklorist who lived in Moscow. Over the course of many years, he collected Jewish folklore (sayings, poems, and tales). A portion of his amassed materials is included in his book published in Moscow by Emes (Truth) publishers, right on the eve of WWII:  Antiklerikale folks-mayses, folklorishe farnotirungen (Anti-religious folktales, folkloric notes) (1940), 114 pp. The fate of his remaining notes remains unknown to us.

[Additional information from: Chaim Beider, Leksikon fun yidishe shrayber in ratn-farband (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers in the Soviet Union), ed. Boris Sandler and Gennady Estraikh (New York: Congress for Jewish Culture, Inc., 2011), pp. 241-42.]

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