ELYE KAPLAN (1897-August 20, 1970)
He was born in Kalushin (Kałuszyn), Poland. He studied in religious elementary school and yeshiva. He came to the land of Israel in 1920. He published an autobiographical novel entitled Di gilgulim fun kholets itshe (The metamorphoses of pioneer Itshe) (Tel Aviv, 1974), 320 pp. He depicts in this book the life of pioneers in the third aliya. He died in Rishon Lezion.
Sources: A. Baraban, in Yidishe tsaytung (Tel Aviv) (November 8, 1974); Y. Luden, in Letste nayes (Tel Aviv) (November 22, 1974).