YEKHIEL SHNAYD (b. November 2, 1884)
He was born in Gródek. He received a traditional Jewish education. He spent the years 1913-1933 in Berlin. He then fled to Amsterdam where spent the years of the Holocaust. In 1947 he emigrated to Santiago, Chile. From 1905 he published articles and novellas in: Sandzer tsaytung (Sącz newspaper) in 1910, Folks fraynd (Friend of the people) in Sanok, Lemberger togblat (Lemberg daily newspaper), Der ekspres (The express) in London (1912), Der tog (The day) in Cracow, Dos idishe vort (The Jewish word) in Toronto, and elsewhere. He edited Lemberg’s Folks fraynd (brought by Avrom Shenbakh from Sanok together with its supplements, Der idisher soykher [The Jewish businessman] and Der azes ponem [The insolent one]). In book form: Di velt, populere astronomy mit ilustratsyes (The word, popular astronomy with illustration) (Lemberg: Folks fraynd, 1912), 71 pp. Among his pen names: Ish Lizensk, Y. Sh., Y-l Sh-d, and Lats.
Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4.