Wednesday 13 March 2019


YOYNE KORKUTSHANSKI (JONAS KORK) (November 14, 1902-November 14, 1944)
            He was a poet, born in Lodz.  He was by profession a bookkeeper.  He published poems in Lodz and Warsaw newspapers.  In book form: Troymland (Dreamland) (Lodz: Druk kultura, 1930s), 126 pp.  His hidden ghetto writings were never discovered.  His poems—and his book as well—were published under the name Jonas Kork.  He died in the Stutthof Concentration Camp.

Sources: Biographical information from his brother Ben-Tsien; Khayim Leyb Fuks, Lodzh shel mayle, dos yidishe gaystiḳe un derhoybene lodzh, 100 yor yidishe un oykh hebreishe literatur un kultur in lodzh un in di arumiḳe shtet un shtetlekh (Lodz on high, the Jewish spiritual and elevated Lodz, 100 years of Yiddish and also Hebrew literature and culture in Lodz and in the surrounding cities and towns) (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1972), p. 305.
Berl Cohen

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