Tuesday 23 April 2019


MOYSHE KRISHTOL (b. September 20, 1908)
            He was a journalist, born in Shargorod (Sharhorod), Podolia, the brother of Leon Krishtol.  He came to the United States in 1922.  He studied in secular schools, City College, and art school.  He debuted in print with a story in Gerekhtigkeyt (Justice).  He later published from time to time in Idisher kemfer (Jewish fighter) and Tog (Day).  From 1943 he was a regular contributor to Forverts (Forward).  For many years he was the news editor, from 1963 managing editor, and from June 1968-July 1970 editor-in-chief.  Over the years 1964-1978, he was a member of the editorial collective of Tsukunft (Future).  Aside from journalism, he also wrote art criticism.  His pen name: Moyshe Feyges.

Sources: Pinkes far der forshung fun der yidisher literatur un prese (Record of research on Yiddish literature and the press) (New York, 1972), pp. 539, 545; Yeshurin archive, YIVO (New York).
Sh. Apter

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