Tuesday 21 May 2019


SHIMSHN RATNER (b. ca. 1883)
            He was born in Bobruisk.  He graduated from medical school.  During WWI he wandered as far as Tiflis, Georgia, and there worked as a prison doctor.  He launched a publishing house “Yidish” (Yiddish) which brought out his booklet of poems Yidishe kinder (Jewish children) (Tiflis, 1921), 64 pp., one of the rare Yiddish publications out of the Caucasus region.

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

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