Tuesday 19 June 2018


ZIGMUNT EPSHTEYN (b. December 12, 1901)
            He was born in Tshenstokhov (Częstochowa), Poland.  He received both a Jewish and a secular education.  In 1923 he graduated from the law faculty of Warsaw University, and thereafter lived in Częstochowa where he was active in the Bund.  Over the years 1927-1939, he was the juridical councilor in Warsaw at the provincial assembly for the trade union association and secretary of the socialist lawyers’ association in Warsaw, among such posts.  He began writing with articles in: Arbeter tsaytung (Workers’ newspaper) in Częstochowa (1921), and later in Petrikover veker (Pyotrkov alarm).  He contributed work (1922-1939) to: Naye folkstsaytung (New people’s newspaper), Nasza Walka (Our struggle), and Robotnik (Worker), among others, in Warsaw.  In book form: Plan i czlowiek (A plan and a man) (Warsaw, 1935), 100 pp.  He was last living in New York.

Source: P. Shvarts, in Fun noentn over (New York) 2 (1956), p. 424.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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