Sunday 11 March 2018


DOVID SVEY (1880-August 31, 1954)
            He was born in Latvia.  For a time he was a schoolteacher.  In 1904 he immigrated to the United States and there worked as a tailor in a sweatshop.  During the daytime he sat by a sewing machine, and at night he wrote articles and sketches of working life which he published in a variety of union publications under the pen name of Ben-Yekhezkl.  He was also a regular contributor to Cleveland’s newspaper Di idishe velt (The Jewish world).  In his last years he was editor of the Cincinnati section of this newspaper, which in 1948 became a weekly and shortly thereafter a monthly.  He died in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Sources: Obituary notices in Tog and Forverts (New York) (August 31, 1954); American Jewish Yearbook (New York, 1955-1956).
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