Thursday 6 June 2019


MOYSHE RUZIN (1909-1960)

            He was a prose author and journalist. He debuted in print with jottings and stories in Soviet publications in the latter half of the 1920s. He published articles in: Di royte velt (The red world), Ratnfarband (Soviet Union), and Sovetishe literatur (Soviet literature), among other serials. He published a series of pamphlets: Der yunkor un yunkor-krayz (Young correspondents and young correspondents’ circle) (Kharkov: Yunge gvardye, 1927), 32 pp.; Arum a tsaytung (Around a newspaper) (Kharkov: Yunge gvardye, 1928), 28 pp.; Tsu hilf dem arbdorfkustar (Help for the laboring village artisan) (Kharkov: Ukrainian State Publishers, 1930), 106 pp., with Buzi Goldenberg; Mayn iberfli (My flight) (Kiev: Kultur-lige, 1930), 24 pp.; Vegn tsveytyorike un vegn hashtsheveker shulkom (On two-year-olds and the Hashchiv school committee) (Kiev: Kultur-lige, 1931), 16 pp. His work also appeared in the collection Shlakhtn, fuftsn yor oktyaber in der kinstlerisher literatur (Battles, fifteen years of October in artistic literature) (Kharkov-Kiev: Ukrainian State Publishers for National Minorities, 1932), and in other collective anthologies. For many years he was one of the leading contributors to Kharkov’s children’s newspaper, Zay greyt (Get ready), and from January 1934 until 1937, he was its editor of record. He was sent with the majority of contributors to Der shtern (The star) in July 1941 to the war front. After being demobilized, he returned to Kiev where he worked in the Russian and Ukrainian press.

Source: Chone Shmeruk, comp., Pirsumim yehudiim babrit-hamoatsot, 1917-1961 (Jewish publications in the Soviet Union, 1917-1961) (Jerusalem, 1961), index.

Berl Cohen 

[Additional information from: Chaim Beider, Leksikon fun yidishe shrayber in ratn-farband (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers in the Soviet Union), ed. Boris Sandler and Gennady Estraikh (New York: Congress for Jewish Culture, Inc., 2011), pp. 360-61.]


  1. Tsuhilf dem arbdorfkustkor (Help for the laboring village correspondent/journalist) (Kharkov: Melikhe-garlag fun Ukraine, 1930), 105, [1] pp., with Buzi Goldenberg.
    צוהילף דעם ארבדארפקוסטקאר