Thursday 28 March 2019


HERTS KEYLES (b. April 15, 1905)
            He was born in Grodzhisk (Grodzisk), near Bialystok.  He attended religious elementary school and Polish public school.  Over the years 1921-1928, he lived in Warsaw.  From 1929 he was in Montreal, where he worked as a librarian in the Jewish Public Library.  From 1930 he published articles on Yiddish literary matters and library issues in: Keneder odler (Canadian eagle), later Kanader odler, in Montreal; Tog (Day) and Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor) in New York; Biblyotek-bukh (Library book) in Montreal (1934); and Onheyb (Beginning) in Miami Beach.  He also published hectographically: Biblyografye vegn leyvik (Bibliography on H. Leivick) (Montreal, 1942).  His pen names included: P. Es and Herts.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 483.

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