Tuesday 13 November 2018


            He was born in Lodz, Poland.  He studied in religious elementary school and in a public school, later becoming a laborer.  Until 1921 he was active in proletarian cultural work in Lodz, principally in drama circles and theater.  In 1922 he moved to Argentina.  He became active there in the leftist movement.  For many years he was secretary of the association of fellow Lodz natives and of “IFT” (Idisher folks teater [Yiddish people’s theater]) and other leftist institutions.  He published articles and memoirs in: Landsmanshaftn (Native-place associations), Haynt (Today), and Ilustrirte literarishe bleter (Illustrated literary leaves) in Buenos Aires, among other publications.  Over the years 1950-1957, he was co-editor of the annuals of Unzer lodzh (Our Lodz), and aside from materials for the history of Jewish Lodz, he also published there a long work entitled “Epizodn fun der ershter velt-milkhome” (Episodes from WWI) which concerning the suffering of Lodz Jewry under the German authorities during WWI.  He was last living in Buenos Aires.

Sources: Yidishe kultur (New York) (January 1955); Y. Gar and F. Fridman, Biblyografye fun yidishe bikher vegn khurbn un gvure (Bibliography of Yiddish books concerning the Holocaust and heroism) (New York, 1962), see index.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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