Niger, Samuel (Charney, Samuel)

(1883-1955)
   American Yiddish literary critic. He was born in Russia, and began his career contributing to various Russian literary magazines. In 1909 he went to Berlin; several months later he edited a Yiddish monthly, Di yidishe velt, in Vilna. In 1919 he emigrated to the US, where he became literary editor of Der tog. His studies of Yiddish literature appeared in various volumes.

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  • VLADECK, BARUCH CHARNEY — (1886–1938), U.S. journalist, civic leader, and public official; brother of daniel charney and shmuel niger . Born in Dukor, near Minsk, Belorussia, Vladeck abandoned religious study in his teens in favor of political action. A lifelong socialist …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • YEVREYSKI KOMISSARIAT — (Jewish Commissariat). The central commissariat for Jewish national affairs was a government organ of the Soviet regime for carrying out the nationality policies of the Communist Party among Jews. The Jewish Commissariat functioned from January… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism


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