Wednesday 24 October 2018


MIRIAM FAYERMAN (FIREMAN-LEVIN) (February 25, 1904-June 15, 1982)
            She was born in Shnitkov, Podolia, Ukraine.  In 1922 she came to the United States, graduated as a teacher from the Jewish labor university in New York, and worked in Jewish schools in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Paterson, and Passaic.  In 1929 she debuted in print in Morgn-frayhayt (Morning freedom) with a story.  She also published in Fray yisroel (Free Israel) in Tel Aviv and elsewhere.  She additionally wrote poetry and children’s tales.  She performed in Maurice Schwartz’s Yiddish Art Theater.  She was a member of the Yiddish folk theater in Los Angeles.  In book form: Af a zamdikn bodn (On sandy terrain), poems and stories (Chicago: M. Olgin Branch 107, 1936), 65 pp.; Tsit a shnidl zikh fun zeydn tsum tatn un tsu mir, dertseylungen (Draw a cord from grandfather to father and to me, stories) (Los Angeles, 1972), 174 pp.  She died in Los Angeles.
Leyb Vaserman

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 441.]

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