Wednesday 20 June 2018


MORTKHE EPSHTEYN (November/December 1879-December 22, 1908)
            He was born in Teylmitsh (?), eastern Galicia.  Using the pen name “A Yidish kind” (A Jewish child), he published sketches of poor Jewish life in Galicia, as well as feature pieces, among them a series entitled “Khotse emorer mayses” (Somewhat spoken tales) in: Togblat (Daily newspaper) in Lemberg, Nayes lemberger togblat (New Lemberg daily newspaper), Tshernovitser tsaytung (Czernowitz newspaper), and Kolomayer folkspolitik (Kolomaye people’s politics), among others.  He supported himself from a notions shop and lived in utter poverty.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 2.
Yankev Kahan

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