Thursday 19 July 2018


OSHER PYETRUSHKA (1916-summer 1942)
            He was born in Brisk (Brest), Lithuania.  He studied in yeshivas.  From 1936 until 1942, he lived in Warsaw.  He worked as a Yiddish and Hebrew proofreader.  He was a much talented storyteller in both languages.  He contributed stories to: Idisher togblat (Jewish daily newspaper) in Warsaw; Beys yankev zhurnal (Beys Yankev journal) in Lodz; and in Hebrew to Darkhenu (Our way) and Deglanu (Our banner), among others, in Warsaw.  His sketch “Habor” (The pit) was republished in the Hebrew-language anthology Udim (Firebrands) 1 (Jerusalem, 1960), pp. 365-69.  He was deported to Treblinka and murdered there.

Source: Udim (Jerusalem) 1 (1960), p. 365.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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