Thursday 14 February 2019


MOYSHE-YOYSEF KONIKOV (March 27, 1868-May 13, 1936)
            He was born in Vitebsk, to a father who was a furrier.  In 1886 he graduated from high school in Tsaritsyn (later Stalingrad, now Volgograd), and in 1893 from the medical faculty in Berne.  That same year he moved to Boston.  He began writing popular medical articles in Morris Vinchevsky’s Emes (Truth) in Boston.  From time to time he published articles on political economy or medicine in: Tsukunft (Future), Forverts (Forward), Varhayt (Truth), Tog (Day), and Dos naye vort (The new word) from the Workmen’s Circle.  He also used the pen name Emkin.  He died in Boston.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 3; Z. Broches, “Di geshikhte fun der yidisher prese in masatshuzets” (The history of the Yiddish press in Massachusetts), in Yorbukh fun amopteyl (Annual from the American branch [of YIVO]), vol. 2 (New York, 1939), p. 19; Yeshurin archive, YIVO (New York); American Jewish Yearbook (1937).
Yekhezkl Lifshits

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