Friday 24 May 2019


LOUIS ROMAN (1864-1918)
            He came from southern Russia.  In the 1880s he moved to the United States.  He was one of the principal founders on “Pioneers of freedom.”  He co-edited the anarchist weekly newspaper Di varhayt (The truth).  From July 4, 1890, he was for four months the editor of Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor) in New York.  He authored the pamphlet: Der gezetslikher mord in shikago fun november 1887 (Legal murder in Chicago of November 1887)[1] (New York, 1889).  He died in New York.

Source: B. Raynus (Berl Cohen), in Fraye arbeter shtime (New York) (February 1, 1971).

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 500.

[1] Translator’s note—referring to the hanging of those legally held responsible for the Haymarket Riots. (JAF)

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