Born in 1891
in the Ukraine. Was one of the vogiikste
Soviet novelists. He began his literary activity
with a Russian story in Gorki's collection book
"Lyetofis", then collaborated in the Russian
daily newspaper "Kievskaya misl", a'a
Russian periodicals. Since 1918 he began to
write the majority in Yiddish, stories, novels
and critiques in the Soviet-Yiddish periodicals.
Issued several books in Yiddish, and several
translated work from the Russian, and together
with Auslander, Lurie and Fininberg, "Yiddish
Literature" (chrestomathy and critique), V.
under the pseudonym D. Isakovitsh, printed
critiques and theatre reviews.
In 1922 in Kiev's
publishing house "Komunistisher fan", issued his
translation "Har-hunger, a dramatic poem in four
acts, after L. Andreyev". V. also, together with
M. Norvid, adapted Sholem Aleichem's "Mentshn"
as "Ristokratn", which in the 1927-28 was staged
in the Jewish State Theatre in the Ukraine.
His novel "Oyfgang"
was published in Russia shortly before his
the liquidation of the Yiddish writer in Soviet
Russia. Aleksander Pomerantz, at the bottom of a
letter from Jewish poet and teacher Velednitsky,
as before (Kiev -- A. P.), oyshalt from
his wife. We had not stirred, but discarded from
society (?)(Ukrainian Writers Union -- A. P.)
for "Umtetikeyt". He was physically and mentally
broken, had long suffered from "fear sickness".
Now a little regret. He appears much older than
his true age. The memory of him is very weak. He
is always a tseveytikter and is ready every
minute to tseveynen".
In 1961 V. passed
away in Kiev.
"Lexicon of the
New Yiddish Literature", Vol. III, New York,
1960, p. 290.
Pomerantz -- "Di sovetishe hrugi mlkhut",
Buenos Aires, pp. 54-55, 473-74.
-- "Melukhisher yidisher teater in ukraine",
Kharkov, 1931, pp. 44-45.