Wednesday 28 August 2019


YEKHIEL SHEYNTUKH (b. March 28, 1941)
            He was born in Buenos Aires.  He attended religious elementary school and graduated from high school and a teachers’ seminary.  In 1960 he moved to Israel.  His doctoral dissertation (1978) at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem concerned Yiddish and Hebrew literature under Nazi rule in Eastern Europe.  He debuted in print in 1960 in Yunger dor (Young generation) VIII (in Buenos Aires).  He contributed work on Yiddish literary and cultural history to: Di goldene keyt (The golden chain), Bay zikh (On one’s own), Folk un tsien (People and Zion), Folk, velt un medine (People, world, and state), Almanakh fun yidishe shrayber in yerusholaim (Almanac of Yiddish writers in Jerusalem), and Yugntruf (Call to youth) (New York).  He also writes in Hebrew—for Hasifrut (Literature), Mibifnim (From within), and elsewhere.  A book of his in Hebrew: Yitsḥak katsenelson, ketavim shenitslu migeto varsha umimaḥane viṭel (Yitskhok Katsenelson, writings that survived the Warsaw Ghetto and the Vittel Concentration Camp) (Jerusalem, 1990), 394 pp.
Berl Cohen

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