MENASHE TSINKIN (b. 1880)
He came from Russia. From 1910 he was living in the United States. He was active in the Cloakmakers’ Union and the anarchist movement. Until 1950 he worked in a sweatshop. He was a regular contributor to: Gerekhtikeyt (Justice) (1922-1952), Der yunyon arbeter (The union laborer), Byalistoker shtime (Voice of Bialystok), Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor), and Forverts (Forward), among others, in New York. He published stories and novellas about workers. In book form: In shop un oysern shop (In the sweatshop and out of it), images and sketches of workers’ lives (New York, 1951), 219 pp. In 1952 he left New York and was to have settled in Florida.
Sources: Biblyografishe yorbikher fun yivo (Bibliographic yearbooks from YIVO) (Warsaw, 1928), see index; Yoysef Kahan, Di yidishe anarkhistishe bavegung in amerike (The Jewish anarchist movement in the United States) (Philadelphia, 1945); Kahan, in Tsukunft (New York) (January 1952).
Khayim Leyb Fuks