Tuesday 9 August 2022


KHAYIM DOBIN (1901-1977)

            He was the son of Shimen Dobin, known as Khemele, and Sholem-Aleichem too called him by this pet name in a letter to his father Shimen. He also made contributions to Yiddish culture: in the latter half of the 1920s, he was the editor of record of the Moscow journal Yungvald (Young forest) and of the children’s serials Pyoner (Pioneer) and Fraynd (Friend). He was later editor of the Russian journal Literaturnyi Leningrad (Literary Leningrad), and he published several scholarly book on literature.

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), p. 96.

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