Monday 4 November 2019


HARRY SHEKHTER (January 1, 1896-February 3, 1980)
            He was born in Trembovle (Terebovlya), Poland.  He emigrated to the United States in the early 1920s.  Several years later until 1932, he lived in Vienna, later still in the land of Israel until 1937, at which point he settled in New York.  From 1961 he was residing in Miami Beach, Florida.  He wrote a few sketches and songs for the Yiddish theater in New York.  From 1961 he frequently published humorous items in “Dos shtif kind” (The stepchild) in Forverts (Forward) in New York.  He died in Miami Beach.

Source: Forverts (New York) (March 19, 1980).
Berl Cohen

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