Monday 16 September 2019


KHANE SHALIT (b. January 10, 1914)
         She was born in Laskazhev (Łaskarzew), Poland.  She came from a devout family.  She studied with private tutors.  In 1930 she emigrated to Paris.  She was active in leftist circles.  During the Nazi occupation, she was in the resistance movement.  In 1967 she debuted in print with poetry in Naye prese (New press) in Paris and Yisroel shtime (Voice of Israel), among others.  In book form: In shtendikn tsapl, lider (Constant wincing, poetry) (Tel Aviv: Yisroel-bukh, 1980), 160 pp.

Sources: Yoysef Fridlender, in Letste nayes (Tel Aviv) (January 16, 1981); B. Grin, in Morgn-frayhayt (New York) (April 12, 1981); Rivke Kope, in Unzer vort (Paris) (May 23, 1981); Kope, Intim mitn bukh, mekhabrim, bikher, meynungen (Intimate with a book, authors, books, opinions), vol. 2 (Paris, 1983), pp. 233-42; Avrom Lis, in Bay zikh (Tel Aviv) (May 1981); Yitskhok-Elkhonen Rontsh, in Morgn-frayhayt (July 26, 1981); Mikhl Mirski, in Yidishe kultur (New York) (July-August 1981); Khayim Zeltser, in Letste nayes (November 13, 1981).

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 529.

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