PEYSEKH ELI BADKHN
He was born in Bobruisk, Byelorussia, and lived in Horodek (Haradok), Byelorussia. He was known by the name Pudele. For a time he was a wedding entertainer for the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Other such entertainers plagiarized his songs. In book form: Kenaf renanim oder zeks folks lider (Songbird or six folksongs), “the author, the young and the old, the telegraph, the cigar, the thief, [and] the mirror” (Vilna: Fin and Rozenkrants, 1871), 32 pp.; Der shtikele broyt oder di fish (The piece of bread or the fish) (1871).
Source: Y. Zizmor, in Pinkes far der geshikhte fun vilne in di yorn fun milkhome un okupatsye (Records for the history of Vilna in the years of war and occupation), edited by Zalmen Reyzen (Vilna, 1922), pp. 873-78.
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 431.
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