Friday 18 January 2019


GETSL-YOYNE TSEKHANOVSKI (b. December 1, 1908)
            He was born in Lodz, Poland.  He attended religious elementary school, public school, and high school in Pyetrikov (Pyotrkow).  In his youth he was commercial traveler, later a laborer.  His first publications were jokes in Ekstrablat (Extra newspaper) in Lodz (1924).  He later published in: Ekspres-blat (Express newspaper), Unzer moment (Our moment), Di epokhe (The epoch), Literarishe bleter (Literary leaves), and Baderekh (On the road)—in Warsaw; Di post (The mail) in Cracow; Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor) in New York; and Nayvelt (New world) in Tel Aviv.  In 1923 he edited, and with Simkhe-Bunem Gliksman, published a weekly newspaper for literature, art, and community issues entitled Epokhe (Epoch) in Lodz.  In 1939 he made aliya to the land of Israel.  He was living in Ramat-Gan.
Yankev Kahan

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