Thursday 18 January 2018


YOYEL NOVIKOV (1887-January 5, 1986)
            He was born in Horki (Gorki), Byelorussia.  He studied in religious elementary school.  He was a carpenter and was active in the Bund in Kovno, Vilna, and other places.  Over the years 1930-1949, he lived in Cape Town, South Africa.  From there he moved to Israel in 1949.  In book form, he published: Zikhroynes fun a yidishn arbeter (Memoirs of a Jewish laborer) (Tel Aviv: Kultur-lige, 1967), 171 pp.  He died in Raanana, Israel.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 387, 547.

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