Thursday 14 March 2019


AVROM KVATERKO (ABRAHAM KWATERKO) (February 22, 1913-September 11, 1993)
            He was born in Warsaw.  He studied in a Tsisho (Central Jewish School Organization) school.  He began writing in the 1930s in leftist serials.  Over the years 1934-1937, he helped to publish and edit the periodicals: Blits (Flash), Shtral (Beam [of light]), and Yunger dor (Young generation).  At the beginning of WWII, he left for the Soviet Union, was mobilized into the Red Army, and later was sent to Siberia.  From 1947 he was back in Poland.  He contributed articles to: Folks-shtime (Voice of the people), in which he regularly placed work from 1950.  He was later its co-editor.  He died in Warsaw.

Sources: Pinkes varshe (Records of Warsaw) (Buenos Aires, 1952); M. Kalikshteyn (M. Shtrigler), Idisher kemfer (New York) (October 4, 1957); Yeshurin archive, YIVO (New York).
Yekhezkl Lifshits

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