Wednesday 22 May 2019


            He was born in Tsoyzmer (Sandomierz), Poland.  From 1919 he was living in Rodem (Radom).  In 1928 he graduated from a Polish Jewish high school and in 1934 from the law faculty of Warsaw University.  He spent the war years in Soviet Russia.  After the war he was in the refugee camp in Stuttgart.  He arrived in the United States in 1947.  From 1960 he was director of the schools of the Jewish National Labor Alliance.  In 1951 he earned a master’s degree from Rutgers University.  From 1965 he was linked to Brandeis University where he taught Yiddish, Yiddish literature, and topics concerning Eastern European Jewry.  He published articles, mainly on social and literary themes, in: Tog (Day), Idisher kemfer (Jewish fighter), Tsukunft (Future), Svive (Environs), and Veker (Alarm).  In book form: Shimen dubnov tsu zayn 100-yorikn geboyrntog, materyaln un opshatsungen (Shimen Dubnow on the centenary of his birthday, materials and assessments) (New York: Jewish National Labor Alliance, 1961), 61 pp.; A rayze keyn yisroel, lernbukh farn limed yisroel (A journey to Israel, a textbook for the study of Israel) (New York, 1964), 94 pp.  He also brought out some ten mimeographed booklets on: Theodore Herzl, Yitzak Ben-Zvi, the twentieth anniversary of the ghetto uprising, and the like.  He edited: Dos yidishe radom in khurves (Jewish Radom in ruins) (Stuttgart, 1948), 277 pp.  In English he published two annotated bibliographies on Jews in Soviet Russia and a volume concerning the Jewish religion in the Soviet Union.
Yekhezkl Lifshits

No comments:

Post a Comment