Thursday 25 July 2019


MOYSHE SHAPIRO (1860-1911)
            He was born in Poltava, Ukraine.  He studied in university, and in the late 1880s he moved to Constantinople.  Between 1896 and 1908, with interruptions, he lived in London, where he had a small publishing house.  In 1909 he returned to Constantinople.  From a Socialist Revolutionary, he became a “Ḥovev-Tsiyon” (Lover of Zion) and in the end an anarchist.  Into Yiddish he translated (under the editorship of A. Frumkin) the majority of Bernshteyns natur-visnshaftlikhe folks-bikher ([Aaron] Bernstein’s popular books on natural science [original: Naturwissenschaftliche Volksbücher]) (London: L. Fridman, 1910-1914), twenty-one parts.  From time to time, he contributed to Arbayter fraynd (Workers’ friend) in London.  He died in Constantinople.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4.
Berl Cohen

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