Wednesday 19 June 2019


            She was born in Chernigov, Ukraine.  She attended public school and teachers’ seminary in Zhdanov (before that in Mariampol) and worked as a teacher there in a Jewish school.  In 1929 she completed the course in journalism in Kharkov and wrote for the weekly Zay greyt (Get ready) in Kharkov.  She published stories and reportage pieces in Komsomol’skaia Pravda (Young Communist truth), using the pen name Zheni Chernikhovski and under her maiden name Zheni Nidelman.  From 1949 she was living in Israel.  From time to time, she wrote for Letste nayes (Latest news).  Her two novels were translated from manuscripts into Hebrew: Hitgosheshut yetsarim, roman (Struggling passions, a novel) (Jerusalem, 1972), 243 pp.; and Hu halakh im shaḥar, roman (He went at dawn, a novel) (Tel Aviv, 1978), 344 pp.
Ruvn Goldberg

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