Wednesday, 29 July 2015


YITSKHOK GUTVAYN (1919-January 8, 1983)
            He was born in Zhikov (Tarnobrzeg), Galicia.  During the period of WWII, he was living in Russia, and in 1946 he returned to Poland.  In 1949 he emigrated to the United States.  He was a cantor in a synagogue in Washington, later in New York.  From 1972 he published essays in Algemeyne zhurnal (General journal) in New York.  He was also the author of a short volume of memoirs, A zekher fun my shtetl dzhikov (A remnant from my hometown of Zhikov) (Paris, 1948), 94 pp.

Source: Algemeyne zhurnal (New York) (January 14, 1983)

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 150.]

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