SHAYE SHIKHATOV (SZAJE SZECHATOW) (b. February 1, 1896)
He was born in Rovne (Rovno), Volhynia. He attended religious elementary school until age eight and later graduated from a Russian middle school. From 1917 he was active in the Bund. He survived the war years in Uzbekistan. He returned to Poland in 1945; in 1948 he moved to Sweden, in 1951 to Montreal, and in 1957 he settled in Los Angeles. He began writing frequently from 1948 in: Unzer tsayt (Our time), Tsukunft (Future), Veker (Alarm), and Folk un velt (People and world)—in New York; Foroys (Arise) in Mexico City; Lebns-fragn (Life issues) in Tel Aviv; Unzer gedank (Our idea) in Buenos Aires; Unzer shtime (Our voice) in Paris; and Tsayt-fragn (Issues of the day) in Montevideo. In book form: Yorn fun kamf un gerangl (Years of fighting and struggling) (Tel Aviv: Lior, 1973), 706 pp.
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