DOVID HORNZON (DAVID HORNZOHN) (b. 1898)
He was born in the old city of Jerusalem, into a family that hailed from Poland. At age thirteen he was already working as a purse-maker, later in a bookbindery. During WWI he was in Egypt, returning afterward to Jerusalem where he converted to Christianity and lived in a community of local missionaries. A short time later, he returned to Judaism and wrote in Yiddish: Zikhroynes fun a bal tshuve (Memoirs of a penitent), vol. 1 (Jerusalem, August 1934), 160 pp. In this book, he described how he was fooled by the missionaries, and in the final chapter he also had complaints about Jewish writers who had not helped him publish the book. As the author explains, he also composed stories in Yiddish.