Saturday 9 November 2019


KHAYIM SHPILBERG (b. May 21, 1913)
            He was born in Kolki (Kolky), Volhynia.  He attended religious elementary school and later a Tarbut high school in Kovel.  He was active in the Revisionist party.  He lived in Warsaw, during the war in Vilna and Kovno, and later for several years in India.  From 1948 he was in Montreal.  He began writings articles for the Yiddish press in Volhynia: Unzer lebn (Our life) in Kovel (1933), Rovner lebn (Rovno life), and Lutsker shtime (Voice of Lutsk), among others.  He contributed to Warsaw’s Moment (Moment), Der veg (The way), Hamedine (The state), and other serials.  In Keneder odler (Canadian eagle) in Montreal, he published portions of his book Indye, dos land un zayn filozofye (India, the land and its philosophy).  Editor (with Yankev Ziper), Kanader yidisher zamlbukh (Canadian Jewish anthology) (Montreal, 1982), 499 pp., 172 pp. in English.  His pen names include: Ben Rivke and Kh. Shekhuk.

Sources: Ben-Tsien Goldberg, in Tog (New York) (February 28, 1954); Z. Kamay (Mortkhe Shtrigler), in Idisher kemfer (New York) (July 8, 1966).
Khayim Leyb Fuks

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 533.]

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