Monday 11 November 2019


NOKHUM SHARON (1912-May 22, 1976)
            He was born in Loytsk (Lutsk), Volhynia.  He attended a Jewish and later a Polish high school.  At a very early age he joined Hashomer Hatsayir (The young guard), and he was later one of its leaders.  During WWII he was in Lemberg and in the Red Army.  From 1949 he was living in Israel, where he was active in Mapam (United Workers’ Party).  He was co-editor of Yisroel shtime (Voice of Israel) in Tel Aviv, and he edited Sefer lutsk (Volume for Lutsk), mostly in Yiddish (Tel Aviv, 1961), 608 pp.  An essay of his also appeared in Almanakh fun yidishe shrayber in yisroel (Almanac of Yiddish writers in Israel) (Tel Aviv, 1962).  He published a pamphlet entitled: Yisroel, problemen un parteyen (Israel, problems and parties) (Tel Aviv: Mapam, 19658), 89 pp.  Sharon’s autobiography, a selection of his articles, and his bibliography were included in the memorial work: Otobiyografya-kayits 1942 (Autobiography, summer 1942) (Tel Aviv, 1977), 120 pp.  He died in Tel Aviv.

Sources: N. Feder, in Yisroel shtime (Tel Aviv) (May 11, 1977); R. Arzi, in Yisroel shtime (June 6, 1979)
Ruvn Goldberg

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