NOSN FODEMBERG (May 15, 1896-July 28, 1967))
He was born in Sokolov-Podolsk (Sokołów Podlaski), Shedlets (Siedlce) district, Poland. Until 1909 he studied in religious elementary school, later becoming a laborer. He lived in Lublin and Warsaw and was active in the Bund. From 1924 he was in the United States. In 1928 he graduated from the Jewish teachers’ seminary and for many years worked as a teacher in Jewish supplementary schools in New York and elsewhere. He began writing essays on literature for Frayhayt (Freedom) in New York in 1930; and he contributed to: Yidishe kultur (Jewish culture) and Zamlungen (Collections), among other serials, in New York; Kheshbn (The score) in Los Angeles; and Yisroel-shtime (Voice of Israel) in Tel Aviv. He authored: Shafer un boyer, eseyen vegn shrayber un bikher (Creators and builders, essays on writers and books) (New York: IKUF, 1964), 239 pp. He died in Los Angeles.
Khaim Leyb Fuks
[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 436.]