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David Pinsky

Title: David Pinsky
Inclusive Dates: 1893-1949
ID: RG 204 
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15'; 36 5"lgl
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The collection is divided into 6 series: I) Personal papers (folder #1); II) Correspondence, Yiddish (2-805); III) Correspondence, English (806-1383); IV) Correspondence, Jewish National Workers' Alliance of America (1384-1411); V) Manuscripts (1412-1578);       VI) Miscellaneous (1579-1582)
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Yiddish writer, playwright, essayist, translator, editor. An associate of Isaac Leib Peretz at the outset of his literary career.  Together with Peretz edited the popular magazine *Yom-tov bletlekh*, Warsaw, 1890s.  Editor of socialist and zionist-socialist periodicals and newspapers in the U.S., including *Dos abend blatt*, *Der arbayter*, *Yidisher kemfer*, *Di tsayt*, *Zukunft*.  Active in Jewish political life, first as a Zionist, then as a member of the Socialist Bund, and from 1916 was a prominent leader of the Poalei Zion (Labor Zionist) movement.  President of the Jewish National Workers' Alliance (Farband). First president of the Yiddish Pen Club. Co-founder of other Yiddish cultural institutions. Born in Mohilev, Byelorussia.  Lived in Moscow, Warsaw, Berlin, New York, Tel-Aviv.
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Inventory, Yiddish, 87 pp., ms
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