Monday 3 December 2018


YOYSEF FRIDLENDER (b. July 30, 1912)
            He was a journalist, born in Pruzhane (Pruzhany), Grodno district.  He studied in religious elementary schools, a Hebrew public school, and a Tarbut high school.  He was active in the Zionist labor movement.  From 1941 he was living in the land of Israel.  He wrote articles, feature pieces, and theater and book reviews.  He contributed to: the daily newspaper Tsayt (Times) in Vilna (1932-1939); Letste nayes (Latest news), Folksblat (People’s newspaper), Folks un tsien (People and Zion), Di goldene keyt (The golden chain), and Bay zikh (On one’s own) in Israel; and from 1981, Tsukunft (Future) in New York; as well as a series of Hebrew-language newspapers and journals.  Among his pen names: Y. Emus, Y. Gideon, Moyshe Land, Y. Bat-Mikhl, F. Yoysef, Yoysef Segal, Y. Paldi, S. Pruzhanski, F. Artsieli, and S. Y. Shlomi.  He was last living in Haifa.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 452.

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