Tuesday 24 July 2018


KHAYE PEDLER (1901-September 29, 1953)
            She was born in Zhager (Žagarė), Lithuania.  She graduated from public school.  In 1915, at the time of the expulsion of Lithuanian Jews, she was evacuated deep into Russia.  In 1919 she returned to Lithuania.  In 1928 she emigrated to South Africa, where she was a cofounder and member of the executive of “Zhagerer landslayt” (Žagarė compatriots) in Johannesburg.  From 1930 he contributed to Afrikaner yidishe tsaytung (African Jewish newspaper) and the journal Dorem-afrike (South Africa), among other serials.  In book form: Shtile gezangen (Quiet songs) (Johannesburg, 1951), 47 pp., with a foreword; and Bleter-fal (Falling leaves) (Johannesburg, 1954), 108 pp.  She died in Johannesburg.

Sources: Sh. Yudelovitsh, in Afrikaner yidishe tsaytung (Johannesburg) (April 20, 1951); A. Zukher, in Unzer vort (Paris) (May 19, 1951); P. Zigelboym, in Dorem-afrike (Johannesburg) (May 1951).
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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