Thursday 29 August 2019


MOYSHE SHIMSHELEVITSH (ca. 1892-winter 1973)
            He was a printer by profession, born in Minsk.  After 1917 he became a cultural leader.  In the 1930s he worked as a bookkeeper for the daily newspaper Oktyabr (October).  He was the author of: Minsker shokhtim-trest, muzikalishe satire in 5 bilder (Minsk ritual slaughterers’ trust, a musical satire in five scenes) (Minsk: Central Council of the Trade Unions of Byelorussia, 1925), 61 pp.; and Nye godyen, komedye in 3 aktn (Unfit, a comedy in three acts) (Minsk, 1925), 62 pp.  He died in Minsk.

Source: Chone Shmeruk, comp., Pirsumim yehudiim babrit-hamoatsot, 1917-1961 (Jewish publications in the Soviet Union, 1917-1961) (Jerusalem, 1962), see index.
Khayim Maltinski

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