Tuesday 30 July 2019


            He was born in Belerodke, Ukraine.  He emigrated to the United States.  He debuted in print in Chicago’s Idisher kuryer (Jewish courier) with a poem (November 1938).  He published there the novels: Khupe afn beys-oylem (Wedding canopy in a cemetery) and Kadesh der vasertreger (Kadesh the water carrier).  He also wrote for Amerikaner (American) and for N. Kravits’s Der idisher veg (The Jewish way) in Chicago.  In book form: Tsar un hofenung (Sorrow and hope) (Chicago, 1948), 208 pp.; Der getlekher ben-tsien, a noṿele fun idishen lebn in rusland in akhtsentn yorhunder (The divine son of Zion, a tale of Jewish life in Russia in the eighteenth century) (Chicago, n.d.), 246 pp.
Berl Cohen

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