Sunday 10 February 2019


BER KANTOR (b. March 15, 1880)
            He was born in Vorne (Varniai), Lithuania.  He came to the United States in 1900.  He took up many trades.  He was active in the socialist and later the Communist movement.  From 1905 he was writing sketches drawn from American Jewish labor life and cultural affairs for: Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor), Forverts (Forward), Varhayt (Truth), and Frayhayt (Freedom)—in New York; and Tsayt (Times) in London).  In 1915 he edited the labor section of Louis Miller’s Der fihrer (The leader).  In book form: Der sof tsu milkhomes (The end to wars), poetry (New Rochelle, n.d.), 59 pp.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 3.
Berl Cohen

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