Thursday 11 July 2019


MOYSHE-YEKHIEL SHATAN (1887-June 14, 1967)
            The author of stories, he was born in Kutne (Kutno), Poland.  He attended religious elementary school and yeshiva.  He was a bookkeeper by profession.  He was an active Bundist in Poland and from 1926 in Canada.  He wrote stories as well as articles about community life and Yiddish theater.  He debuted in print in 1910 in Lodzer tageblat (Lodz daily newspaper), later publishing in: Lebens fragen (Life issues), Folkstsaytung (People’s newspaper), and other Bundist publications in Poland and the United States; Keneder odler (Canadian eagle) in Montreal—after his death this serial published in installments his lengthy story “Krizis” (Crisis); Montreol (Montreal); Der veker (The alarm) in New York; Foroys (Onward) in Mexico City; and memoirs in Kutner yizker bukh (Kutno memory volume) (Tel Aviv, 1968).  In book form: Likhtlekh (Candles) (Warsaw, 1913/1914); Baym vogzal (At the train station), stories (Lodz, 1920), 72 pp.; In shurm (In a storm), stories (Lodz, 1923), 80 pp.  Among his pen names: M. Tan.  He died in Montreal.

Source: Khayim Leyb Fuks, Lodzh shel mayle, dos yidishe gaystiḳe un derhoybene lodzh, 100 yor yidishe un oykh hebreishe literatur un kultur in lodzh un in di arumiḳe shtet un shtetlekh (Lodz on high, the Jewish spiritual and elevated Lodz, 100 years of Yiddish and also Hebrew literature and culture in Lodz and in the surrounding cities and towns) (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1972), see index.
Khjayim Leyb Fuks

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