Joseph Opatoshu

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Joseph Opatoshu (יוסף אָפּאַטאָשו in Yiddish), (1886–1954) was a Polish-born Yiddish novelist and short story writer.


Opatoshu was born in 1886 as Yosef Meir Opatowski to a Hasidic family, in Mława, Poland, Russian Empire.

His father was a Jewish Maskil, who sent Yosef to Russian and Polish schools. At the age of 19 he went to study engineering in Nancy, France. However, privation sent him to the USA in 1907, where he settled in New York City, where his name became Joseph Opatovsky, and he later took the professional name of Joseph Opatoshu.



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  • The Hebrew catalog list.
  • The English catalog list.

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