FUCHS, ABRAHAM MOSHE


FUCHS, ABRAHAM MOSHE (Fuks; 1890–1974), Yiddish short story writer and journalist. Born in Ozerna, East Galicia (now Ukraine), Fuchs lived in Lemberg (Lvov), where he formed part of the literary group "Yung-Galitsye" before immigrating to New York in 1912. During World War I he lived in Vienna as a journalist. In 1938 he fled from the Nazis and went to London. In 1950 he settled in Israel. Fuchs began to publish short stories in 1911 and served as correspondent of the New York Forverts (1921–45). His books are Eynzame ("Loners," 1912), Oyfn Bergl ("On the Hill," 1924), Unter der Brik ("Under the Bridge," 1924), Di Nakht un der Tog ("Night and Day," 1961), and Dertseylungen ("Tales," 1976). Fuchs' protagonists are poor Galician Jewish villagers, whose natural surroundings he describes. His later tales are set in Israel. Some of his works have been translated into Hebrew, Polish, German, and English.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Rejzen, Leksikon, 3 (1929), 26–32; M. Ravitch, Mayn Leksikon, 3 (1958), 334–8; S. Bickel, Shrayber fun Mayn Dor, 2 (1965), 361–6. ADD. BIBLIOGRAPHY: LNYL, 7 (1968), 319–22; M. Naygreshl, Fun Noentn Over, 1 (1955), 322–34.

[Jon Silkin /

Tamar Lewinsky (2nd ed.)]


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