BENISH KAPLYOVITSH (1891-1941)
He was born in Vilna Province. In his childhood he moved with his parents to Minsk. In 1912 he passed the baccalaureate examinations in Odessa and in 1925 graduated from the Yiddish division of the philological university in Minsk. He took up teaching in Jewish schools in Minsk and from 1932 in Birobidzhan. He published pedagogical articles in Birobidzhaner shtern (Birobidzhan star). In book form: Rusish in der yidisher shul (Russian in the Jewish school) (Moscow: Emes, 1935) and a Russian-Yiddish dictionary (Moscow, 1941) (unseen).
Source: Sovetish heymland (Moscow) 12 (1983).
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 476.