Monday 27 May 2019


FROYM RASKIN (May 13, 1947-January 1, 1928)
            He was a bookseller in Warsaw, born in Shklov (Szkłów).  From 1890 he published popular Yiddish detachable calendars, and from 1905 they included jokes, stories, historical dates, and the like, the majority of them compiled by Shiye Mazekh.  He also brought out several practical handbooks: Y. Elinovitsh, Mnemonishes praktishes lehrbukh der frantsezishen shprakhe, fir zelbstlernende un lehrer (Mnemonic practical textbook of the French language, for self-study and teachers) (Warsaw, 1899), 116 pp.; Yude Haleyvi Levik, Der praktishe bukhhalter, a naye un kurtse sistem (The practical bookkeeper, a new and brief system) (Warsaw, 1904); and a series of twelve Kleyne lehr-bikher far kleyn fabrikatsye (Short textbooks for small-scale manufacture).  He died in Warsaw.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4.
Berl Cohen

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