Wednesday 10 July 2019


ABE SHABAN (June 15, 1908-October 11, 1978)
            He was born in Krakinove (Krekenava), Lithuania.  He attended religious elementary school, yeshiva, and secular high school.  In 1927 he moved to South Africa.  He wrote articles and reportage pieces.  In 1934 he edited and published the weekly Afrikaner idishe tsaytung (African Jewish newspaper) and Der ekspres (The express), and from July to December 1938 the daily newspaper Di idishe shtime (The Jewish voice).  In book form: Heymloze teg (Homeless days) (Johannesburg, 1934), 144 pp.  From the 1940s, he withdrew from the literary world.  His work also appeared in Shmuel Rozhanski’s Dorem-afrike (South Africa).  He died in Johannesburg.
Dovid Volpe

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