Friday 15 June 2018


            A leader in Soviet schools and culture, he published articles on pedagogical issues and language and cultural matters in: Oktyabr (October) in Minsk, and Kultur un bilbung (Culture and education) and Ratnbildung (Soviet education), among other publications in Moscow, Kharkov, and Minsk.  He was the author of textbooks and readers, among them: Ratnmakht, leyen-bukh far shuln un krayzn veynik shriftkenevdike (Soviet power, textbook for schools and circles less concerned with scriptwriting), with Y. Lvovski (Moscow, 1929), 104 pp.; and Tsum nayem lebn, khrestomatye far onfang-shuln (To a new life, a reader for elementary schools), with Y. Bakst and Kh. Loytsker (Minsk, 1930), 245 pp.  Biographical details remain unknown.

Sources: Chone Shmeruk, comp., Pirsumim yehudiim babrit-hamoatsot, 1917-1961 (Jewish publications in the Soviet Union, 1917-1961) (Jerusalem, 1961), see index; Leksikon fun der nayer yidisher literatur (Biographical dictionary of modern Yiddish literature), under the biographies for Y. Bakst ( and Kh. Loytsker (

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