Wednesday 7 March 2018


SHOLEM SUDIT (b. May 2, 1904)
            He was born in Rezine (Rezina), Bessarabia.  He received a Jewish and a general education, graduating in law from the University of Bucharest.  Until WWII he lived in Belz, where he practiced as a lawyer and was also active in Jewish cultural life and around the Yiddish theater.  He was the author of: Nay-kasrilevke in shpigl fun satire (The new Kasrilevke in light of satire) (Belz, 1939), 32 pp.; Kleyne mentshalekh, ven mir derzen zikh in shpigl (Little people, when we appear in the mirror), theatrical piece in four scenes (Belz, March 1940), 54 pp.; Mayn shtetl rezine (My town Rezina), verses (Nehariya, 1972), 45 pp.; Besarabye, lider (Bessarabia, poetry) (Tel Aviv, 1981), 46 pp.; Mame loshn yidish, lider (Mother tongue Yiddish, poetry) (Tel Aviv, 1982), 50 pp.; Eseyen (Essays) (Tel Aviv, 1982-1984), three volumes; Besaraber yidisher dyalekt (The Bessarabian Yiddish dialect) (Tel Aviv, 1984), 53 pp.  He also wrote under the pen names: Rezinov and Leo Niger.  He was the publisher of Y. Shternberg’s Antologye fun der yidisher dikhtung (Anthology of Yiddish poetry) (1939).  He wrote for: Dos naye lebn (The new life), Di frayhayt (Freedom), Arbeter tsaytung (Workers’ newspaper), and Di vokh (The week)—in Bucharest.  He spent WWII in Kazakhstan.  From 1972 he was living in Israel.  After the war he published in: Yisroel shtime (Voice of Israel), Yidishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper), Der veg (The path) in Mexico City, and Dorem-afrike (South Africa) in Johannesburg, among others.  His poetry cycle Yidn (Jews), as well as his poems “Vinter-gsise” (Winter’s death agony), among others, may be found in the YIVO archives in New York.

Source: Information from Shloyme Fridman in New York.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 400.]

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