Hofsteyn, David

   Ukrainian Yiddish poet. He wrote poems that acclaimed the achieve-ments of the Communist Revolution of 1917. Later he protested against the banning of Hebrew and the persecution of Hebrew writers. He left the USSR but returned in 1926. When Israel became a state in 1948, he was an enthusiastic supporter; as a conse-quence he was arrested, transported to Siberia, and executed.

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  • HOFSTEIN, DAVID — (1889–1952), Yiddish poet. Born in the Ukraine, he had a traditional Jewish education and began to write in Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian, and Ukrainian. However, after the 1917 Revolution he wrote only in Yiddish, contributing to various publications …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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