Thursday 28 June 2018


NOKHUM POZNER (March 3, 1882-October 25, 1961)
            He was born in Starosel’ye, near Shklov (Szkłów), Byelorussia.  He attended religious elementary school and later yeshiva and studied secular subject matter with a private tutor.  In 1905 he came to the United States, where he studied and graduated as a dentist.  He debuted in print in 1929 in Vokh (Week).  He went on to contribute to: Studyo (Studio), Tsuzamen (Together), Oyfkum (Arise), Yidish (Yiddish), Inzikh (Introspective), Kinder zhurnal (Children’s magazine), Yidish lebn (Jewish life), and Vokh, among others, in New York.  In book form: Lider un poemes (Poetry) (Mexico City, 1949), 186 pp., second edition (Mexico City, 1952).  He died in Brooklyn, New York.

Source: Moyshe Shtarkman, in Hamshekh anthology (New York, 1945).
Benyomen Elis

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