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.