LEYB FAYNGOLD (YEHUDAH-ARYEH FINGOLD) (b. April 1, 1905)
He was born in Warsaw, Poland. He studied in yeshivas and secular subject matter with private tutors. From 1927 to 1939, he lived in Lodz. He was a cofounder of “Poale Agudat-Yisrael” (Workers of Agudat Yisrael) and of the Orthodox writers’ group. During the Nazi occupation during WWII, he was confined in the ghettos (Warsaw and Lodz) and concentration camps. He survived the war and settled in the state of Israel. From 1922 he published stories, Hassidic tales, essays on literature, and journalistic articles in: Der yud (The Jew) Dos idishe togblat (The Jewish daily newspaper), Ortodoksishe yugend-bleter (Orthodox youth pages), and Der flaker (The flare), among others, in Warsaw; Lodzer tageblat (Lodz daily newspaper), Nayer folksblat (New people’s newspaper), Beys-yankev zhurnal (Beys Yankev journal), Kinder-gortn (Kindergarden), and Mesoyre-bleter (Pages from tradition), among others, in Lodz; Dos vort (The words) in Vilna; Unzer lebn Our life) in Shedlets (Siedlce); and Dos idishe lebn (The Jewish life) in Pyotrkov; among others. He was the correspondent from Poland for: Dos idishe likht (The Jewish light) in New York; Kol yisroel (Voice of Israel) in Jerusalem; and Frankfurter izraelit (Frankfurt Israelite); among others. Over the years 1946-1949, he published descriptions and memoirs of Jewish martyrdom under the Nazis in Morgn zhurnal (Morning journal) and Amerikaner (American) in New York. In book form: Ferloshener flam (Extinguished flame), stories (Lodz, 1926), 89 pp. He also published under such pen names as: L. Yakobzohn, Y. Beylinzohn, Y. Ben-Yankev, A. Ben Beyle, and L. F. He was last living in the state of Israel.
Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 3; Biblyografishe yorbikher fun yivo (Bibliographic yearbooks from YIVO) (Warsaw, 1928), see index; Khayim Leyb Fuks, in Fun noentn over (New York) 3 (1957), p. 242.
Khayim Leyb Fuks