Tuesday, 13 November 2018


KHAYIM-NOSN FISHERMAN (March 18, 1905-December 6, 1975)
            He was born in Lodz, Poland.  He attended religious elementary school and yeshiva.  In 1921 he came to the United States.  He attended high school and the Yeshiva of Yitskhok Elchonon in New York.  For a time he lived in Paterson, New Jersey.  From 1934 he was director of the Yiddish press division of the New York Jewish “Tsedaka Federation.”  He published and edited (with A. Tabatshnik, Abe Shtotsenberg, and M. Shtiker) a periodical publication Fayln (Arrows), three issues (New York, 1928-1931); he himself published a mimeographed publication Sekond evenyu (Second Avenue) in 1932, and Garmiza, six issues, without any collaborator (New York, 1945-1946).  He published essays, articles, polemics, and feature pieces in Fayln, Bafrayung (Liberation), Garmiza, and Sekond evenyu—and in New York.  His pen name: Nosn Praner.  He contributed to the research work: Arkhiv far der geshikhte fun yidishn teater un drame (Archive for the history of Yiddish theater and drama) (Vilna and New York, 1930), 536 pp.

Source: Yefim Yeshurin, 100 yor moderne yidishe literatur, biblyografisher tsushteyer (100 years of modern Yiddish literature, bibliographical contribution) (New York, 1966).
Benyomen Elis

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