Wednesday 29 May 2019


MEYER RAK (b. July 6, 1911)
            He was born in Warsaw.  He studied in religious elementary school and graduated from a Jewish public school.  He worked as a tailor.  He began publishing in Kleyne folkstsaytung (Little people’s newspaper) in Warsaw.  He wrote stories for Folkstaytung (People’s newspaper), Foroys (Onward) in Warsaw, and Vokhnshrift far literatur (Weekly writing for literature).  In late 1939 he fled to Russia and in 1940 was exiled to Siberia.  Over the years 1946-1950, he lived in Stockholm and from there moved to New York.  He wrote article for Forverts (Forward), Veker (Alarm), Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor), and Tsukunft (Future), among other serials.
Berl Cohen

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