Monday 18 March 2019


LIPMAN KUNSHTAT (b. July 22, 1901).
            He was born in Radevits (Rădăuţi), Bukovina.  His father was a rabbi and author of religious texts.  He received a stringent religious education.  After WWI he graduated from high school in Czernowitz.  In 1941 he was deported to Transnistria and later to a concentration camp at Zhurin (Zurin) in the district of Sharhorod.  In the camps he kept a diary which he kept to himself.  In 1945 he returned to Radevits and in 1961 settled in Israel; in 1971 he moved to New York.  He began journalistic work in 1923 in German and later also in Romanian newspapers.  He wrote for Tshernovitser bleter (Czernowitz pages), Oyfgang (Arise) in Sighet, Romania, and from time to time Di goldene keyt (The golden chain) in Tel Aviv, among others.  From Yiddish to Hebrew, he translated: Pirke zikhronot min hatofat hanatsi (Chapters of memoirs from the Nazi inferno) by Pinas-Menaem Fayvlovitsh (Haifa, 1969), 163 pp.  His pen names: Lior Kunshtat, Lior Bar-ana, and L. K.

Source: E. Vizel (Elie Wiesel), in Forverts (New York) (February 14, 1971).
Berl Cohen

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