Tuesday, 27 August 2019

BOREKH SHEYNGAUTER


BOREKH SHEYNGAUTER (b. 1912)
            He was a prose author, born in Kamenets-Podolsk (Kamianets-Podilskyi).  He completed a seven-level Jewish school, later pursuing his studies at the Yiddish state theater in Moscow, but he did not graduate.  At the start of WWII, he left with the army and took part in the fighting.  After being demobilized, he returned to Moscow and worked in a series of factories as a laborer and office employee.  His first story, “Di gerekhte shtrof” (The right punishment), was published in Sovetish heymland (Soviet homeland) in 1972.  Other works include: Di prayz fun broyt (The price of bread), documentary stories and notes (Moscow, 1986), 60 pp., a supplement to Sovetish heymland.

Chaim Beider, Leksikon fun yidishe shrayber in ratn-farband (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers in the Soviet Union), ed. Boris Sandler and Gennady Estraikh (New York: Congress for Jewish Culture, Inc., 2011), p. 386.


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