Monday 17 June 2019


MENAKHEM RIGER (b. September 18, 1914)
            He was born in Riga.  After WWII he was in Italy.  In 1948 he came to Israel and lived in Ramla.  He published poems in the Roman journal Baderekh (On the road), edited by B. Cohen; In gang (In progress); Farn folk (For the people), Tsukunft (Future), and Tog-morgn-zhurnal (Day-morning journal) in New York; and Letste nayes (Latest news) and Yidishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper) in Tel Aviv.  His work appeared as well in Shmuel Niger’s Kidesh hashem, a zamlung geklibene, oft gekritste barikhtn, briv, khronikes, tsavoes, oyfshriftn, legendes, lider, dertseylungen, dramatishe stsenes, eseyen, vos moln oys mesires-nefesh in undzere un oykh in frierdike tsaytn (Sanctification of the name, an anthology selected, often abridged report, letters, chronicles, wills, inscriptions, legends, poems, stories, dramatic scenes, essays, which depict martyrdom in our present and earlier times) (New York: Tsiko, 1948); and Shmerke Katsherginski, Dos gezang fun vilner geto (The song of the Vilna ghetto) (Paris, 1947).

Source: Yeshurin archive, YIVO (New York).
Ruvn Goldberg

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