Wednesday 27 March 2019


ARYE-MEYER KAYZER (1896-July 15, 1967)
            He was born in Yordanov (Jordanowo), Poland.  He began his journalist career in 1916 with London’s Unzer tsibune (Our tribune) of Z. Jabotinsky and M. Grosman.  He wrote humorous sketches and feature pieces for: Loshn un lebn (Language and life), Di idishe shtime (The Jewish voice) in London, Di idishe shtime in Kovno, Letste nayes (Latest news) in Tel Aviv, and in many other Jewish periodicals.  He co-edited Der milkhome telegraf (The war telegraph) in London (1914).  In book form: Der bandit fun yerusholaim (A bandit in Jerusalem) (Jaffa, 1912/1913), a pamphlet against a hotel owner; Mir zenen hungerig! a rayze iber di idishe shṭedṭ un shṭedtlakh in uḳraine (We are hungry! (A journey through the Jewish cities and towns in Ukraine) (London, 1930), 31 pp.; Bay unz in vatshepl, mayses un mayselekh (With us in Whitechapel, stories and tales) (London: Y. Naroditski, 1944), 174 pp.; and three stories in Vaytshepl lebt, loshn un lebn almanakh, 1951 (Whitechapel lives, language and life almanac, 1951) (London, 1951).  He died in Tel Aviv.

Sources: Korot (Tel Aviv) (eshvan [= November-December] 1967), p. 27; Yeshurin archive, YIVO (New York); Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 3
Berl Cohen

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