ELEMEYLEKH SHTEYER (d. 1942)
The author of poetry and stories, he was born in Melits (Mielec), Galicia. He was a scholar and follower of the Jewish Enlightenment. He was a leader in the Warsaw Ghetto of a school for orphans which was in fact an illegal educational institution, in which they taught Torah and Judaism. He was one of the group of Orthodox poets in Poland. He was a regular contributor to Dos yudishe togblat (The Jewish daily newspaper) and Ortodoksishe yugend bleter (Orthodox youth pages) in Warsaw. He was for a time co-editor of Darkenu (Our path) in Warsaw. He also wrote feuilletons. His writings include: Mentshn fun’m dor (People of the generation), stories and poetry (Lodz: Beys Yankev, 1936/1937), 116 pp.; Besht simfonye (Symphony for the Baal Shem Tov) (Warsaw). His work also appeared in Moyshe Prager, Di antologye fun religyeze lider un dertseylungen (The anthology of religious poetry and stories) (New York, 1955). His pen name: Elitsur Hasofer. He died in a concentration camp near Dębica.
Source: Moyshe Prager, Di antologye fun religyeze lider un dertseylungen (The anthology of religious poetry and stories) (New York, 1955).