Y. D. SHINYAK (b. 1899)
A poet and author of stories, he was born in Lodz. He attended religious elementary school and yeshiva, while at the same time he was enrolled in a private school. Around 1913 he became a laborer. He then moved to Germany, Paris, London, and finally settled in the United States. He published poems, stories, and correspondence pieces in: Roman-tsaytung (Fiction newspaper), Nayer zhurnal (New journal) in Paris (1914), Di velt (The world) in London, Lodzer tageblat (Lodz daily newspaper); and in America, Tog (Day), Forverts (Forward), Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal), Di tsayt (The times), Naye velt (New world), Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor), Amerikaner (American), Kinder-land (Children’s land), Dos idishe folk (The Jewish people), and Kundes (Prankster), among others. He translated a booklet of Indian fables in Di tsayt (under the pen name, A. Rotenberg). His own work: Der zun antkegn (Opposite the son). Another pen name: D. Kalin.
Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4; 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), pp. 27, 294.