Thursday 30 November 2017


ZALMEN MERKER (ca. 1890-1928)
            He was born in Mlave (Mława), Poland.  He received a traditional Jewish education.  He was a Hebrew teacher and a member of the Mława society “Ḥoveve Sefat ever” (Lovers of the Hebrew language).  He moved to Antwerp, Belgium.  He contributed to the local Yiddish press, working mostly as a journalist, but from time to time he also wrote poetry.  He died in Antwerp.

Sources: Arbeter-ring (Brussels) (March 15, 1928); D. Lehrer, in Idishe tsaytung (Brussels) (October 28, 1928); Pinkes mlava (Records of Mława) (New york, 1950), p. 36.
Yankev Kahan

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