Thursday 14 March 2019


HIRSH-MENDL KUDLOVITSH (1900-September 16, 1961)
            He was born in Tshemelev (Czemlewo?), Poland.  He received a traditional education.  He spent the years 1916-1919 in Ostrovtse (Ostrowiec), and in 1921 he emigrated to the United States.  There he worked for thirty years as a teacher in Workmen’s Circle schools after having graduated from the Jewish teachers’ seminary in 1926.  He published poems from time to time in: Oyfkum (Arise), Shikage (Chicago), Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor), Di feder (The pen), Proletarisher gedank (Proletarian idea), Undzer veg (Our way), Afn shvel (At the threshold), Fraynd (Friend) in New York, Yidishe shriftn (Yiddish writings) in New York, and Amerikaner (American).  In book form: Mes-lesn, lider (Days and nights, poetry) (Chicago: Tseshinski, 1938), 71 pp.  His work appeared in: Y. A. Rontsh, Amerike in der yidisher literatur (America in Yiddish literature) (New York, 1945).  He used the pen name H. Himelgrin.  He died in Buffalo, New York.
Berl Cohen

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