Wednesday 27 June 2018


AVROM PODLISHEVSKI (December 30, 1863-July 18, 1930)
            He was born in Ostrov, near Minsk, Byelorussia.  In 1877 he settled in Warsaw.  He was a well-known Zionist and community leader in Russia of old, and later in Poland he was a close friend of Y. L. Perets.  In 1902 he began writing (under the pen name Moa) for Hatsfira (The siren) in Warsaw—he was co-editor 1912-1915.  In Yiddish he published articles, stories, and memoirs in Perets’s Yudishe biblyotek (Yiddish library) in 1894 and in Der yud (The Jew) in Warsaw-Cracow in 1905.  He wrote a long story entitled “Moyshe der alter meshores” (Moyshe the old servant), under the name Avrom Volfzon.  Over the years 1912-1930, he contributed work to Haynt (Today) in Warsaw.  He died in Otwock, near Warsaw.  His book Memuarn (Memoirs) was published in Warsaw in 1931 (198 pp.), with articles about him written by Chaim Weitzman, Nokhum Sokolov, Yitskhok Grinboym, and others.

Sources: N. Mayzil, Perets, lebn un shafn (Perets, life and work) (Vilna, 1931), p. 125; Y. Shatski, in Yivo-bleter (New York) 38 (1946), p. 174; Yitskhok Grinboym, Fun mayn dor (Of my generation) (Tel Aviv, 1959), pp. 237-42; Grinboym, Pene hador (The face of the generation) (Tel Aviv, 1959), pp. 187-92.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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