Wednesday 28 August 2019


YOYSEF-DOVID SHEYNZON (b. April 15, 1904)
            He was born in Aniksht (Anyksciai), Lithuania.  He received both a Jewish and a general education.  He graduated from a Hebrew teachers’ seminary in Kovno and went on to study medicine in at Kovno University.  Until 1940 he lived in Kovno, and from there he was deported by the Soviets to Siberia.  From 1945 he was in refugee camps in Germany, and in 1948 arrived in Montreal where he took up Jewish education.  He began writing for Idishe shtime (Jewish voice) in Kovno, and later wrote for Dos vort (The word) in Munich, later still for Keneder odler (Canadian eagle) in Montreal.  In book form: Yisroel in oyfboy (Israel under construction) (Munich,1948), 430 pp.  He also published several Hebrew textbooks.

Source: Khayim Leyb Fuks, Hundert yor yidishe un hebreishe literatur in kanade (A century of Yiddish and Hebrew literature in Canada) (Montreal, 1980).

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 528.

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