Thursday 26 July 2018


            A journalist and educator, he contributed to Kunst-ring (Art circle), a literary-artistic almanac published by “Yidish” in 1917, and to Dos folk (The people) (Riga, 1926), among other works.  During WWII he was confined in the Riga ghetto and there he died.  Other biographical details remain unknown.

Sources: M. Gerts, 25 yor yidishe prese in letland (25 years of the Yiddish press in Latvia) (Riga, 1933), p. 44; A. Riger, Lomir zey eybik gedenken (Let us always remember them), almanac of Riga relief, vol. 3 (1948); B. Mark, Umgekumene shrayber fun di getos un lagern (Murdered writers from the ghettos and camps) (Warsaw, 1954), p. 210; Chone Shmeruk, comp., Pirsumim yehudiim babrit-hamoatsot, 1917-1961 (Jewish publications in the Soviet Union, 1917-1961) (Jerusalem, 1961), p. 390.
Yankev Kahan

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