Thursday 31 October 2019


SHLOYME KHAYIM SHNEUR (1884-March 10, 1958)
            He was born in Vilna.  He attended religious elementary school, later graduating from a Russian commercial high school.  He was active in the Zionist socialist movement in Russia and later in Canada.  For a time he studied in Philadelphia, subsequently in Montreal.  He fell ill in 1926 and from then until his death was in hospital.  He wrote short feature pieces and humorous sketches for: Der fraynd (The friend) in St. Petersburg and Warsaw; Idisher kemfer (Jewish fighter), edited by Kalmen Marmor, in New York; the weekly Folkstsaytung (People’s newspaper) in Montreal; and was an internal contributor to Keneder odler (Canadian eagle) in Montreal.  In addition to features, he wrote reviews of books and theater for the last of these serials.  He died near Montreal.

Sources: Shaye Belkin, Di poyle-tsien bavegung in kanade, 1904-1920 (The Labor Zionist movement in Canada, 1904-1920) (Montreal, 1956), see index; B Tsukerman, Zikhroynes (Memoirs) (New York: Idisher kemfer, 1962), pp. 98-100, 125ff.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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