Friday 14 September 2018


MOTL PSHENITSA (1908-1941?)
            He was born in Radzin (Radzyń), Poland.  He attended a Tarbut school and later worked in tailoring in Warsaw.  He published poems, stories, and reportage pieces in Warsaw’s Yugnt veker (Youth alarm), Naye folkstsaytung (New people’s newspaper), Vokhnblat far literatur (Weekly writing for literature), and Foroys (Onward), among other serials.  In book form: Payn (Anguish), stories (Warsaw, 1939), 96 pp.  He also left in manuscript a volume of poems.  He was killed by the Germans during the Nazi occupation of Poland.

Sources: “Literatur khronik” (Literary chronicle), Foroys (Warsaw) (July 7, 1939); P. Shvarts, in Fun noentn over (New York) 2 (1956), p. 430; Folksstime (Warsaw) (February 26, 1959); information from his brother Avrom, Ramat-Gan, Israel.
Benyomen Elis

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