Thursday 15 February 2018


TONI SOLOMON-MAARAVI (b. October 20, 1912)
            He was born in Bilovar (?), Romania.  He completed school to become a bookkeeper in Jassy (Iași).  He was an active Zionist.  From 1948 he was living in Israel.  He published stories in: Yisroel shtime (Voice of Israel) in Tel Aviv, Hamenora (The menorah) in Jerusalem, and Katif (Fruit harvest) in Petaḥ Tikva.  In book form: the trilogy Teg fun tsorn, khronik fun yidishe leydn in rumenye in di yorn 1939-1944 (Days of anger, chronicle of Jewish suffering in Romania in the years 1939-1944), translated from the Romanian by H. Robinson (Tel Aviv: Hamenorah, 1968), 407 pp.; Teg in veg, khronik fun yetsies rumenye nokh der hitler-mapole biz der etablirung fun medines-yisroel (Days on the way, chronicle of the exodus from Romania after Hitler’s defeat until the establishment of the state of Israel) (Tel Aviv: Hamenorah, 1975), 491 pp.; Teg fun amol, vos mayne zeydes hobn dertseylt un vos ikh hob farshribn (Days of yore, what my grandfathers recounted and what I recorded) (Tel Aviv: Hamenorah, 1979), 392 + 16 pp.

Sources: A. Baraban, in Yidishe tsaytung (Tel Aviv) (April 11, 1969); H. Shargel, in Yisroel shtime (Tel Aviv) (September 24, 1975).
Ruvn Goldberg

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 394.

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