This is a book of Yiddish poems by Shmuel White, printed in Whitechapel, London by the Narodiczky Press, during the war, in 1941.
My copy is signed and inscribed.
Shmuel White (originally Weiss) was born in Lodz, Poland, in 1891, into a wealthy Chassidic family. At the age of ten, his parents moved to London. He served in the British army, 1917-1918, after which he worked in leather manufacturing. In 1913 he began to publish poems and stories in London’s Idisher ekspres (Jewish express). He published his work in a wide range of Yiddish newspapers and journals in London:
- Advertayzer (Advertiser)
- Der Fonograf (The phonograph) – Click here to see some issues of Der Fonograf
- Der Idisher Zhurnal (The Jewish journal)
- Di Tsayt (Time) edited by Morris Meyer
- Fraynd (Friend)
- Idishe Post (Jewish mail)
- Idishe Shtime (Jewish voice),
- Loshn un Lebn (Language and life) edited by Nokhum Shtentsl (A. N. Stencl)
- Teater-Shpigl (Theater mirror)
- Yidish London (Jewish London) (1939)
- Yontef Bleter (Holiday sheets)
Shmuel White died in London in September 1970.
This book, Neshome Klangen, has a foreword by Morris Meyer, the publisher of the Yiddish daily newspaper Di Zeit. Click here to see some advertisements from Di Zeit.
Here are a few extracts: