Wednesday 21 August 2019


AVROM SHTILMAN (SZTYLMAN) (b. February 5, 1903)
            He was born in Novo-Ushitsa (Novo-Ushytsya), Podolia, descended from a Hassidic family.  He attended religious elementary school and yeshiva, and he went on to graduate from a Russian high school in Kishinev.  In 1925 he moved to Montreal, where in 1931 he completed his medical degree.  He began writing poetry that year for Keneder odler (Canadian eagle) in Montreal.  He published a regular medical column there as well until 1965.  In a jubilee volume of the newspaper, he published research on the state of the health of Jews in Montreal over a period of fifty years (1907-1957), and inter alia on Jewish doctors there.  In book form: Layb un lebn, geshprekhn fun a doktor iber layblekh-noente inyonim (The body and life, conversations with a doctor on personal matters), popular medical articles (Warsaw, 1932), 298 pp.  He also published for four volumes of stories in English.

Sources: Y. Y. Sigal, in Keneder odler (Montreal) (November 27, 1927); Tsemekh Shabad, in Literarishe bleter (Warsaw) 52 (1932); Yisroel Rabinovitsh, in Keneder odler (December 28, 1959).
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