Sunday 18 February 2018


            He was an agronomist and journalist, who published articles in such newspapers as Der emes (The truth) in Moscow and Der shtern (The star) in Kiev, as well as in other publications concerned with agriculture and social-economic issues.  His name disappeared in the second half of the 1930s, and his subsequent fate remains unknown.  He published such pamphlets on agriculture as: Di kultur fun zunroyzn (The culture of sunflowers) (Moscow-Kharkov-Minsk: Central Publ., 1931), 56 pp.; Di yidishe bayshtetldike kolektivn in ukraine (The Jewish suburban collectives in Ukraine) (Kharkov-Kiev: Ukrainian state publishers for national minorities, 1932), 67 pp.; Der kamf kegn der trikenish in der sotsyalistisher virtshaft (The struggle against drought in socialist economy) (Kharkov-Kiev: Ukrainian state publishers for national minorities, 1933), 47 pp.; Vi azoy bezetst men a gortn (How to plant a garden) (Birobidzhan, 1933); Nay-zlatopoler rayon (The Nay-Zlatopol district) (Moscow, 1935), 159 pp.

Sources: Chone Shmeruk, comp., Pirsumim yehudiim babrit-hamoatsot, 1917-1961 (Jewish publications in the Soviet Union, 1917-1961) (Jerusalem, 1961), see index.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 395; 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), p. 257.

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