Monday 21 January 2019


TSVI TSELMAN (b. 1913)
            He was born in the town of Soroke (Soroki), Bessarabia.  In 1934 he came to Bucharest and studied at the university there.  He was a member of the young poets’ group “Yung rumenye” (Young Romania) and contributed poetry to its publications.  In book form: Maskn-karahod, lid un tefile (Circle of masks, poem and prayer) (Bucharest, 1939), 64 pp.  Although influenced by the French surrealists, his poems possessed their own lyrical tone.  Since WWII there has been no information about him.

Sources: B. Shnabel, Oyfgang (Sighetu-Marmației) (May-June 1934); Ber Shnaper, in Foroys (Warsaw) (May 27, 1938).
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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