Tuesday 12 March 2019


YEKHEZKL KORNHENDLER (August 7, 1899-ca. December 18, 1984)
            He was born in Warsaw.  For political reasons, he was compelled to leave Poland.  He lived for several years in Danzig and Berlin, thereafter in Paris where he ran tourist excursions through the city for nearly fifty years.  He published stories, essays on history, and articles on cultural and literary issues and on contemporary political topics.  He contributed to: Unzer shtime (Our voice), Arbeter-vort (Workers’ word), and Unzer kiem (Our existence) in Paris; Tog-morgn-zhurnal (Day-morning journal) and Algemeyne zhurnal (General journal) in New York; Di prese (The press) in Buenos Aires; and Letste nayes (Latest news); among others.  In book form: Vuhin firt unz y. l. perets? (Where does Y. L. Perets lead us?) (Paris: Oygang, 1930), 80 pp.; Napoleons brif tsu mari-luize (Napoleon’s letter to Marie Louise) (Paris: Oyfgang, 1934), 18 pp.; Alt-pariz (Old Paris) (Paris: Oyfgang, 1936), 160 pp., 1948 edition in 2 vols., 320 pp.; A kol in midber (A voice in the wilderness) (Paris: Oyfgang, 1936), 96 pp.; Froyen, dertseylungen un eynakters (Women, stories and one-act plays) (Paris: Oyfgang, 1938), 116 pp.; Der toyt fun yishu in…poyln (The death of Jesus in…Poland) (Paris: Oyfgang, 1945), 16 pp.; Brif fun lektur, fir yor natsi-hershaft in frankraykh (Letters for reading, four years of Nazi rule in France) (Paris: Oyfgang, 1947), 382 pp.; A gast fun yener velt (A guest from the other world) (Paris: Oyfgang, 1955), 155 pp.; Rashel (Rachel) (Paris: Oyfgang, 1958), 156 pp.; Parizer historishe kuryozn (Historical curiosities of Paris) (Paris: Oyfgang, 1965), 200 pp.; Yidn in pariz, materyaln far yidisher geshikhte (Jews in Paris, materials for Jewish history) (Paris, 1970), 265 pp.; Fun der un yener velt, dertseylungen (From this and the other world, stories) (Paris, 1974), 141 pp.; Yidn in pariz, vol. 2 (Paris, 1981), 239 pp.; Dray iberlebungen (Three events) (Paris, 1982), 67 pp.  Among his pen names: K. Hendler, K. Atlas, and K. Yekhezkl.  He died in Paris.

Sources: L. Zhitnitski, in Di prese (Buenos Aires) (September 25, 1963); Shloyme Bikl, in Tog (New York) (March 20, 1965); Y. Yanasovitsh, in Arbeter-vort (Paris) (October 29, 1965); Rivke Kope, Intim mitn bukh, mekhabrim, bikher, meynungen (Intimate with a book, authors, books, opinions), essays (Paris, 1973); Noyekh Gris, in Di goldene keyt (Tel Aviv) 87 (1975); Sh. L. Shnayderman, in Forverts (New York) (May 18, 1980).
Dr. Noyekh Gris

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 479.]

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