Thursday 21 June 2018


LOUIS EFRON (January 5, 1894-October 19, 1965)
            He was born in Slonim, Grodno district, Poland.  He received both a Jewish and a general education.  In 1913 he immigrated to the United States.  He lived in New York, Atlanta, and Philadelphia.  He was a bookkeeper.  From 1916 he published poems, sketches, humorous pieces, and features in: Kundes (Prankster), Varhayt (Truth), Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal), Tog (Day), Forverts (Forward), and Amerikaner (American)—in New York; Idishe velt (Jewish world) in Philadelphia; and Idisher kuryer (Jewish courier) in Chicago; among others.  He edited Di atlantik vokhnblat (The Atlantic weekly newspaper) in Atlanta (1922-1925).  He died in Philadelphia.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 2; Biblyografishe yorbikher fun yivo (Bibliographic yearbooks from YIVO) (Warsaw, 1928), see index; Tog-morgn-zhurnal (New York) (October 20, 1965).
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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