Friday 29 March 2019


SORE KINDMAN (July 2, 1901-October 1974)
            She was a poetess, born in Dzerkov (Dzhurkiw), Galicia.  She was the wife of Yankev Mestl.  She graduated from public school.  From 1913 she was living in the United States.  She was also a professional actress.  She composed sketches for Yiddish radio programs.  She debuted in print with poems in 1919.  In book form: Meydlshe gezangen (Songs for girls) (New York-Warsaw: Yatshkovski’s biblyotek, 1929), 39 pp.; Fananterbli (Development) (New York, 1957), 63 pp.  “Motifs of profound loneliness,” wrote B. Grin, “fill up [her]…small poems….  [She also has] songs that are…fresh, passionate, even erotic.”  She died in New York.

Sources: Zalmen Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun yidishn teater (Handbook of the Yiddish theater), vol. 3 (New York, 1959); M. Birnboym, in Zamlbikher (New York) 13 (1957); B. Grin, in Yidishe kultur (New York) 1 (1974).
Sh. Apter

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