Tuesday 27 August 2019


YISROEL SHEYN (IZRAEL SZAJN) (July 7, 1908-July 10, 1964)
            He was a bibliographer, born in Warsaw.  He attended a Polish public school.  He was in Soviet Russia during WWII.  In the 1930s he became involved in Yiddish bibliography in Warsaw, as he was after WWII.  He placed work in: Folks-shtime (Voice of the people) and Bleter far geshikhte (Pages for history)—in Warsaw.  He published: Biblyografye fun oysgabes aroysgegebn durkh di arbeter-parteyen in poyln, 1918-1939 (Bibliography of works published by workers parties in Poland, 1918-1939) (Warsaw: Yidish bukh, 1963), 182 pp.; Bibliografia dzienników żydowskich wydawanych w Polsce w latach 1918-1939 w je̜zyku polskim (Bibliography of Jewish dailies published in Poland in 1918-1939 in Polish) (Warsaw: Institute of Jewish History, 1981).  He wrote a lengthy piece, entitled “Materyaln tsu a biblyografye fun yidisher peryodike in poyln, 1918-1939” (Materials toward a bibliography of Yiddish periodicals in Poland, 1918-1939), in Shtudyes vegn yidn in poyln, 1919-1939 (Studies of Jewish in Poland, 1919-1939), ed. Joshua A. Fishman (New York, 1974).  He died in Warsaw.
Berl Cohen

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 527.]

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