Wednesday 24 April 2019


LEYB-SHOLEM KREDITOR (1875-December 22, 1966)
            He was a journalist who emigrated from Lithuania to London around 1905.  He worked as a Hebrew teacher in local Talmud Torahs.  He wrote short stories, reportage pieces, features, and articles on Yiddish theater in: Di velt (The world), Di tsayt (The times), Der idisher ekspres (The Jewish express), Der idisher zhurnal (The Jewish journal), Di idishe post (The Jewish post), Loshn un lebn (Language and life), A. N. Shtentsl’s Vaytshepl lebn (Whitechapel life), Idish london (Jewish London), and other serials in London.  He edited: (with Sh. Harendorf) Teater-shpigl (Mirror on theater) (London, 1946-1947); and (with Ben-A. Sokhatshevski, and later Y. A. Liski) Di idishe shtime (The Jewish voice) (London, 1951-1963).  In book form: Kh. n. byalik, iber mankhe fun zayne shafungen (. N. Bialik, on a number of his writings) (London, 1926), 32 pp.; Der rambam (Maimonides) (London: Idishe shtime, 1956), 80 pp.  He also wrote under a variety of pen names, one of which was Leon Frid.  He died in London.

Sources: Idishe shtime (London) (December 30, 1966); Loshn un lebn (London) (January 1967); Yeshurin archive, YIVO (New York).
Dovid Katz

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