Tuesday 9 August 2022


AVROM DOBRINKI (1888-1982)

            A literary scholar, critic, and bibliographer, he was born in Berdichev, Ukraine, where he worked as a bookkeeper and at the same time concerned himself with researching Yiddish literature. He first published an article in 1941 on the creative work of the poet Shifre Kholodenko in the Kiev monthly journal Sovetishe literatur (Soviet literature) 1 (1941).  After the war, he published in the Warsaw newspaper Folks-shtime (Voice of the people) articles on the work of the poets Shike Driz and Dovid Bromberg. He also placed work in the Moscow journal Sovetish heymland (Soviet homeland) on the Yiddish poetry in the press of the first revolutionary years, on the first creative work of the writer Noyekh Lurye, and on Meyer Alberton’s work. He died in Moscow.

Chaim Beider, Leksikon fun yidishe shrayber in ratn-farband (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers in the Soviet Union), ed. Boris Sandler and Gennady Estraikh (New York: Congress for Jewish Culture, Inc., 2011), pp. 96-97.

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