Wednesday 27 June 2018


SH. PODOLSKI (b. ca. 1905)
            He was a Soviet poet who had graduated from the Kiev pedagogical technicum.  He was later a teacher in a Jewish school in Hornastaypol (Gornostaipil), near Kiev, Ukraine.  His first lyrical poems appeared in Der odeser arbeter (The Odessa laborer) in 1923, and they gained recognition from the critics and especially from the Dovid Hofshteyn, under whose influence he had fallen.  He also contributed to the literary almanac Ukraine (Ukraine) (Kiev, 1926), and to the serials: Der shtern (The star), Di royte velt (The red world), Yunge gvardye (Young guard), and Yunger boy-klang (The young sound of reconstruction) in Kharkov; and Pyoner (Pioneer), Yungvald (Young forest), Zay greyt (Be ready), and Emes (Truth) in Moscow.  Further details about him remain unknown.

Sources: Avrom Abtshuk, Etyudn un materialn tsu der geshikhte fun der yidisher literatur bavegung in FSRR (Studies and material for the history of the Yiddish literature movement in the Soviet Union) (Kharkov, 1934), p. 254; Chone Shmeruk, comp., Pirsumim yehudiim babrit-hamoatsot, 1917-1961 (Jewish publications in the Soviet Union, 1917-1961) (Jerusalem, 1961), no. 1111.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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