Hillel (Harry) Rogoff was
born on 11 December 1883 in Berazino, Minsk region,
At the age of three he came
to America. Here he completed the yeshiva, R' Yitzchak Elchanan and New York College.
In 1905 he began his
journalistic activity with the English socialistic
press, and since 1906 (with small breaks) -- was a
co-worker, later a managing editor, and, since Ab.
Cahan's death, editor for the New York "Forverts
R. published several works
in Yiddish about American history, a book about Meir
London and the history of the "Forverts" ("The Spirit of
the Forward", N. Y., 1954).
In 1913 R. wrote in "Tsukunft"
about the Yiddish theatre, year-long reviews in the
"Forverts", and from time to time he also [gehaltn
referatn] about the Yiddish theatre.
Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon
fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish
Literature)", Vol. IV, pp. 58-60.
Kalman Mrmr -- "Yakov
Gordin", New York, 1953, p. 240.
Yefim Yeshurin -- "Hillel
Rogoff Bibliography", New York, 1958.