Monday 27 May 2019


MIRYAM (MIRIAM) RASKIN (1889-October 18, 1973)
            The author of stories, she was born in Slonim.  She was a member of the Bund and spent a year in prison for Bundist activities.  In 1920 she emigrated to the United States.  She debuted in print with stories in Tsukunft (Future).  She also wrote stories for Forverts (Forward) in which she also placed novels and for Kinder-zhurnal (Children’s magazine).  Her works include: Tsen yor lebn (Ten years of life) (New York: Frayhayt, 1927), 156 pp.; Shtile lebns (Quiet lives) (New York, 1941), 224 pp.; Zlatke (Zlatke) (New York: Unzer tsayt, 1951), 336 pp.—about Jewish revolutionary life in Tsarist Russia.  She died in New York.

Sources: Shimen-Dovid Zinger, in Tsukunft (New York) (August 1942); Yitskhok Kharlash, in Tsukunft (April 1952); Yeshurin archive, YIVO (New York).
Berl Cohen

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