Sunday 30 September 2018


YERAKHMIEL FARBER (December 8, 1894-March 1878)
            He was born in Brisk, Poland.  He lived in Lodz, Odessa, the Crimea, and Paris.  In 1914 he came to the United States.  At age thirteen he became a worker in a tobacco factory.  He taught himself to read and write.  For several years he worked with the International Ladies’ Garments Workers’ Union in New York.  He began writing in Russian for Golos truda (Voice of labor) in New York (1915).  In 1918 he switched to Yiddish.  He placed work in Di naye velt (The new world) in New York (1918-1920).  He published poems, stories, journalistic articles, and essays on Yiddish culture and literature and on trade union issues in: Frayhayt (Freedom), Morgn-frayhayt (Morning freedom), Yidishe kultur (Jewish culture), and Zamlungen (Collections) in New York; Kamf (Struggle) in Toronto; Kalifornyer shtime (Voice of California), Kalifornyer shriftn (California writings), and Di naye prese (The new press) in Paris; and Fray yisroel (Free Israel), among others, in Tel Aviv.  He died in Los Angeles.

Sources: Kalmen Marmor archive, New York; Ikuf almanakh (IKUF almanac) (New York, 1961), p. 559.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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