SH. EPSHTEYN (1876-1950)
He came from Ukraine. Until 1905 he was active in the revolutionary movement in Russia. Because of a trial he was facing, he fled and traveled through Siberia; in 1906 he arrived in New York. For a time he wrote for a Russian newspaper (which he edited for awhile), later contributing pieces to: Varhayt (Truth) in New York; and Idishe arbeter velt (Jewish workers’ world) in Chicago. He also placed work in Frayhayt (Freedom) in New York (1922-1923). In 1928 he settled in California, where he worked as an editor of Kalifornyer idishe shtime (Jewish voice of California) in Los Angeles. He also published under such pen names as Ben Sara. He died in Los Angeles.
Source: Kalmen Marmor archives (YIVO), in New York.
Khayim Leyb Fuks
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