Sunday 28 October 2018


YUDE FIN (J. FINN) May 22, 1866-1945)
            He was born in Shaki (Šakiai), Suwalk district, Lithuania.  In 1880 he made his way to Leeds, England, and there he became a tailor.  In early 1886 he emigrated to the United States and settled in Boston.  In 1887 he founded the “Jewish Workers-Education Association,” which became a socialist club.  He debuted in print with articles in Morris Winchevsky’s Poylisher idl (Little Polish Jew) in London, and in America he contributed popular scientific articles to: Morgenshtern (Morning star), Folks-advokat (People’s advocate), Arbeter tsaytung (Workers’ newspaper), and Tsukunft (Future).  In 1893 he returned to England.  He wrote regularly in the first year of Morris Meyer’s daily newspaper Di tsayt (The times).  Together with T. Rotshteyn, he published the socialist organs: Di naye tsayt (The new times) and Di naye velt (The new world).  He authored a pamphlet in Yiddish: A vikuekh iber sotsyalizmus (A debate over socialism) (London, 1906), 86 pp.; and an anonymous brochure in English.  He died in London

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 3; Ab. Kahan, in Forverts (New York) (May 13, 1945).
Leyb Vaserman

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