Tuesday 16 April 2019


KHAYIM KRASNOSYELSKI (1861-March 13, 1931)
            He was born in Nyesvizh (Niasviž), Byelorussia.  His father was Oysher the head of the yeshiva in Brisk (Brest).  Until age eighteen he studied in yeshivas.  He graduated from dentistry school in Kiev and practiced as a dentist in Vilna.  He was an active in the territorialist movement, later in the Zionist movement.  He wrote in Russian and Hebrew.  He debuted in Yiddish in 1907 in Dos folk (The people) in Kiev.  He contributed to Vilna’s Zionist daily newspapers Unzer fraynd (Our friend) and Di tsayt (The times), and he edited a territorialist publication.  In book form: Dos ibergelebte (The survivor) (Vilna, 1927), 176 pp., memoirs of the bloody years in Ukraine after WWI, especially in Nikopol where Krasnosyelski lived until 1921.  Fragments of the book appeared in Forverts (Forward) in New York.  He left behind ready for publication a volume of stories entitled Fayerlekh in der groyer virklekhkeyt (Fires in gray reality).  He died in Vilna.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 3; H. Abramovitsh, in Literarishe bleter (Warsaw) (February 3, 1928).
Leyzen Ran

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