Monday 16 September 2019


SHLOYME BEN DOVID (b. ca. 1882)
            This was the pen name of Shloyme Lobatshevski, born in Voloderke (Volodarka), Kiev Province.  Until age ten he attended religious elementary school, and he later went to work in tailoring.  At age fifteen he left with his parents for London.  There he learned English, French, and Italian.  In 1906 he debuted in print in the anarchist Arbayter fraynd (Workers’ friend) in London with a translation from one of Olive Scheiner’s Dreams (translated as Troymen).  He went on to publish here as well as in Fraye arbiter shtime (Free voice of labor) in New York: articles, stories, and translations.  He also used the pseudonym Sol David.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 529-30.

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