Sunday 14 July 2019


ALEKSANDER SHAPIRO (August 15, 1884-July 12, 1972)
            He was born and grew up in Rovno, Volhynia.  In 1905 he emigrated to the United States.  He was active in Histadruth.  His books include: A khoydesh in yisroel, mit der ershter histadrut folk-delegatsye (A month in Israel, with the first people’s delegation from Histadruth) (New York, 1950), 139 pp.; A folk vert banayt (A people are renewed) (New York, 1952), 330 pp.; Yisroel, der eybiker khidesh, mit der finfter histadrut folks-delegatsye (Israel, the eternal marvel, with the fifth people’s delegation from Histadruth) (New York, 1963), 203 pp., with 56 images.  He died in Newton.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 515.

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