Friday 9 March 2018


SHMUEL SVISLOTSKI (March 22, 1900-February 13 or 17, 1964)
            He was born in Warsaw, Poland.  He graduated from the humanities faculty of the University of Warsaw in 1923.  His literary work began in the Polish Jewish press in Warsaw in 1924.  He contributed thereafter to: Haynt (Today) and Moment (Moment) in Warsaw; and Forverts (Forward) in New York; among others.  He was editor of the Polish Jewish morning newspaper Piąta rano (5 a.m.), which was published in Warsaw until WWII.  When the Germans occupied Poland, he fled to Lithuania and from there in 1940 came to the land of Israel.  He wrote for Hazman (The times), Haboker (This morning), Davar (Word), and Yediot hayom (News today), among other serials, in Tel Aviv.  He translated from Polish into Yiddish Berek yoselevitsh (Berek Yoselevitsh) by Ernest Luninski (Warsaw, 1928), 24 pp.  Toward the end of his life he was a member of the editorial board of the daily newspaper Yediot aḥaronot (Latest news).  He also served as editor of Iton amami (People’s newspaper) in Tel Aviv.  He died in Geneva, Switzerland, and was buried in Tel Aviv.

Sources: B. Kutsher, Geven amol varshe (As Warsaw once was) (Paris, 1955), see index; Sefer hashana shel haitonaim (Yearbook for journalists) (Tel Aviv, 1958/1959), p. 342; Letste nayes (Tel Aviv) (February 19, 1964); Al hamishmar (Tel Aviv) (March 19, 1964).
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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