Tuesday 17 September 2019


            He was a wedding entertainer, born in Lodz.  He published a number of song booklets (some under the pen names Akhinoym and Zelig Veber): Dos troyer lied fun di lodzer shreklikhe sreyfe (The sad song of the horrifying Lodz fire), “nine verses” (Warsaw, 1898/1899), 12 pp.; Dos lied vegn lodzer robunek (The song of the Lodz robbery); Mortkhe gabes gas (Mortkhe the synagogue warden’s street); Der nayer eykhe oder der lodzer umglik (The new Books of Lamentations or the Lodz misfortune).  Several of Shmulevitsh’s songs were sung for many years in Lodz.

Source: Khayim Leyb Fuks, Lodzh shel mayle, dos yidishe gaystiḳe un derhoybene lodzh, 100 yor yidishe un oykh hebreishe literatur un kultur in lodzh un in di arumiḳe shtet un shtetlekh (Lodz on high, the Jewish spiritual and elevated Lodz, 100 years of Yiddish and also Hebrew literature and culture in Lodz and in the surrounding cities and towns) (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1972), see index.
Berl Cohen

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