Tuesday 10 April 2018



            He was a publicist and agronomist who taught at the Jewish agricultural institute in Novi Poltava, Nikolayev district, Ukraine.  His articles and correspondence pieces often appeared in the press.  He was a member of the editorial board of the Kharkov journal Bahershn di tekhnik fun der sotsyalistisher landvirshaftlekher produktsye (Mastering the technique of socialist agricultural production) (1932-1934), and he authored books dedicated to issues of agronomy.  His books include: Vi kemft men mit der trikenish (How to fight drought) (Moscow: Central People’s Publishers, USSR, 1925), 16 pp.; Tsum dritn bolshevistishn friling (The third Bolshevik spring) (Kharkov-Kiev, 1932); Di kolvirt-brigade, loyt der derfarung funem 2tn bolshevistishn farzey (The collective farm brigade, according to the experience of the second Bolshevik sowing) (Moscow, 1932), 39 pp.; Der kolvirt vinter-tsayt (Winter on the collective farm) (Moscow: Central Publishers, 1932); Der zey-farker in kamf far a hoykher geretenish (Crop rotation in the struggle for a high yield) (Kharkov-Kiev, 1932), edited by Professor Milman (director of the agro-technical department) and Y. Sigal, including work by D. Turetski, M. Herman, and Z. Borisanik (Communist Youth Brigade of the Novi Poltava Jewish Agricultural Institute).

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. 263.

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