Leivick, Halpern (Leyvik, Halpern)

   American Yiddish poet and dramatist. He was born in Igumen, Belorussia. He was active in revolu-tionary politics and was exiled to Siberia as a result. He escaped to the US in 1913, where he worked in a sweatshop and as a paper-hanger. His writings include Der goylem, Shmates, In Treblinka bin ich ni geven and Di chasene in fernvald.

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  • H. Leivick — um 1940 H. Leivick (jiddisch ה. לייוויק) ist das Pseudonym von Leivick Halpern (* 25. Dezember 1888 in Igumen in Weißrussland; † 23. Dezember 1962 in New York[1]), einem …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • H. Leivick — (pen name of Leivick Halpern, [ [http://yiddishbookcenter.org/+10319 On National Poetry Month] , National Yiddish Book Center. Accessed online 10 April 2007. The page also contains a poem by Leivick (ייִדישע פּאָעטן [“Yiddish Poets”] ) and links… …   Wikipedia

  • YIDDISH LITERATURE — This articles is arranged according to the following outline: introduction UNTIL THE END OF THE 18TH CENTURY the bible in yiddish literature epic homiletic prose drama liturgy ethical literature Historical Songs and Writings transcriptions of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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