Friday 26 July 2019


YANKL SHAFIR (1908-1942)
            Descendant of a working family, he was born in Minsk.  While still young, he began writing notices and articles in the Yiddish press for youths.  For a number of years, he served as secretary to the editorial board of Yunger arbiter (Young laborer) in Minsk (1922-1935).  In early 1935 he was arrested with a group of young newspaper activists and spent a year in the Minsk prison.  He was later secretary for Yunger leninets (Young Leninist) until 1938, when the journal was closed down.  He died in the Minsk ghetto.
Khayim Maltinski

No comments:

Post a Comment