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Winchevsky, Morris

Michael S. Sweeney

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1601792

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Winchevsky, Morris (09 August 1856–18 March 1932), Yiddish poet, editor, and one of the founders of the socialist Jewish Daily Forward, Yiddish poet, editor, and one of the founders of the socialist Jewish Daily Forward, was born Lippe Ben-Zion Novachovitch in Yanovo, Lithuania, when it was part of Russia, the son of Sissel Novachovitch, who had no trade and worked odd jobs, and Golda (maiden name unknown), a storekeeper. Winchevsky once said he became a socialist “twenty-five years before my birth,” referring to the execution of his grandfather by the Russians for participating in the Polish rebellion of 1831. At age eleven the Lithuanian Jew took the unusual step of entering government school and learning Russian fluently. Languages came easily to him. He went on to learn German and English and translated Victor Hugo’s ...

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