Thursday 29 November 2018


SORE FRUME (1890-March 29, 1960)
            The pen name of Frume-Sore (Fanny) Volfov, she was born in Loyev (Loyew), Minsk district, Byelorussia.  In 1913 she came to the United States and went to work in a sweatshop.  She debuted in print with a story entitled “A tsirk fun shney” (A circus of snow) in Kinder zhurnal (Children’s magazine), edited by Shmuel Niger, in New York (1925).  From that point in time, she contributed stories, sketches, and impressions to virtually every issue of Kinder zhurnal.  She also placed work in: Kinder tsaytung (Children’s newspaper) in New York; Der shpigl (The mirror), Far groys un kleyn (For big and small), Kinderland (Children’s land), and Argentiner beymelekh (Little Argentinian trees) in Buenos Aires; Lomir kinder lerner (Let’s study, children) in Warsaw; and Far undzere kinder (For our children) in Paris; among others.  She died in New York.

Sources: Biblyografishe yorbikher fun yivo (Bibliographic yearbooks from YIVO) (Warsaw, 1928), see index; Biblyografye fun yidishe bikher vegn khurbn un gvure (Bibliography of Yiddish books concerning the Holocaust and heroism) (New York, 1962), see index; obituary notices in the Yiddish press (March 30, 1960).
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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