LEYB FEYGIN (1872-January 21, 1944)
He was born in Minsk, Byelorussia. He became a laborer in his youth. He was active in the Bund and was deported for five years to Siberia. In 1904 he fled to the United States and was involved with the Workmen’s Circle, in the Jewish Ethical Society, and other groups. He published stories in Fraye arbiter-shtime (Free voice of Labor) and Yidishe shriftn (Yiddish writings) in New York. For his essay, “Farvos bin ikh avek fun der alter heym” (Why I left the old country), he received an award in 1942 from YIVO. He died in New York.
Source: Yidishe shriftn (New York) 4.1-2 (1944).
Khayim Leyb Fuks