Wednesday 28 August 2019


YOYSEF SHEYNHEYT (April 15, 1899)
            The author of novels, he was born in the village of Pobine (Pobina), Kiev district.  He studied in the village until age thirteen with private tutors brought in from afar and later in a commercial school in Uman.  Over the years 1919-1923, he lived in the land of Israel, later in the United States, and from 1967 in Tucson, Arizona.  He wrote novels and stories, mostly for: Der amerikaner (The American), Tog (Day), and Tog-morgn-zhurnal (Day-morning journal).  These novels bore such titles as: Ger fun ungarn (The convert from Hungary), In di teg fun shoftim (In the days of Judges), Feter khayim (Uncle Khayim), and Dovid hameylekh (King David).  Of his novel, Di mishpokhe markman, oder di farshnitene doyres (The family Markman or the generations wiped out), only a prospectus appeared (Tel Aviv, 1971), 16 pp.

Source: Autobiography.
Berl Cohen

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