Friday 30 November 2018


SHIYE FRID (June 1908-mid-1945)
            He was born in Varklyen (Varakļāni), Latvia.  He published stories in the daily Yiddish press.  He contributed to the Latvian almanac, Riger shriftn (Riga writings) (Riga: Skola, 1936), pp. 29-38.  During WWII he was confined in the Riga ghetto.  His diary, which he kept in the ghetto over the course of a short period of time, was discovered under the ruins of the Riga ghetto.  He died in Stutthof Concentration Camp.

Sources: A. Riger, Almanakh fun riger relif (Almanac of Riga assistance) 3 (New York, 1948); B. Mark, Umgekumene shrayber fun di getos un lagern (Murdered writers from the ghettos and camps) (Warsaw, 1954), p. 210; D. Volpe, A vort in zayn tsayt (A word in its time) (Johannesburg, 1984), pp. 230-31.
Leyb Vaserman

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