Friday 15 March 2019


KHAYIM KUZNETS (CHAIM KUSNETZ) (October 12, 1902-February 21, 2000)
            He was born in the village of Duboy (Dubay), Byelorussia.  He emigrated to the United States in 1923.  He contributed poetry, rhymed humorous sketches, and articles to: Tog (Day), Der groyser kundes (The great prankster), Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor), Tog-morgn-zhurnal (Day-morning-journal), Di naye varhayt (The new truth), Amerikaner (American), and Oyfsnay (Afresh), among others.  He edited the section “Eltern un kinder” (Parents and children) of Tog-morgn-zhurnal over its last five years.  In book form: Fun eynems a togbukh (From somebody’s diary) (Warsaw: M. Goldfarb, 1931), 128 pp.; Mentsh un mides, af pirke oves (Man and manners, on Ethics of the Fathers) (New York, 1954), 447 pp.; A mentsh trakht, vegn mentsh un lebn (A man thinks, on man and life) (New York, 1957), 224 pp.  He was preparing other books for publication.  Pen names: A. Duboyer and Amor Khayim.  He died in Brooklyn, New York.

With his wife Minnie

Sources: D. Tsharni (Daniel Charney), in Tog (New York) (May 29, 1954); E. Almi, in Fraye arbeter shtime (New York) (July 30, 1954); Yankev Glatshteyn, in Idisher kemfer (New York) (March 9, 1956).
Berl Cohen

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 480.]

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