Wednesday 21 November 2018


YANKEV-YITSKHOK FES(E)L (b. November 26, 1928)
            He was born in Kortshin (Korczyn), Reyshe (Rzeszów) region, Galicia.  He studied in religious primary school and yeshiva.  During the years of WWII, he was confined in the Rzeszów ghetto, and later in the concentration camps of Plashov (Płaszów), Sachsenhausen, and Bergen-Belsen.  From 1945 he was living in Sweden, and there he graduated from middle school and learned the trade of bookkeeping.  He published stories and correspondence pieces on Jewish life in Sweden in: Unzer veg (Our way) in Paris; Hatsofe (The spectator) in Tel Aviv; and Yidishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper) in Munich.  He also contributed to the Swedish Jewish newspaper Judisk krönika (Jewish chronicle) in Stockholm.  From 1956 he was a regular correspondent for YIVNA (Jewish world news agency) in London.  He was last living in Stockholm.

Source: Tog-morgn-zhurnal (New York) (December 12, 1965).
Yankev Kahan

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