Thursday 11 July 2019


FABIUS SHAKH (February 5, 1868-1930)
            He was born in Vekshne (Viekšniai), Lithuania.  He attended religious elementary school and yeshivas.  He passed his high school subjects in Riga.  In 1893 he completed his studies at the University of Berlin, before settling in Köln and later Karlsruhe.  He began his literary work in German.  As a journalist and critic, he contributed to Yud (Jew) in Warsaw, several articles in Fraynd (Friend) in St. Petersburg-Warsaw, and Avrom Reyzen’s Yorbukh progres (Yearbook for Progres [Progress]).  After a break of twenty years, he returned to journalistic work in Yiddish in Zalmen Reyzen’s Vilner tog (Vilna day).  He died in Berlin.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 513.

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