Reis, Yiddish Author, is Dead in Warsaw
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Reis, Yiddish Author, is Dead in Warsaw

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Benjamin Chaim Reis, well-known Yiddish author and playwright, died here yesterday. He was sixty-seven years old. Born in Brest-Litovsk, Mr. Reis settled in Warsaw in 1881 and engaged in business there for several years. His literary career began with numerous contributions to the Hebrew press and he became known as a writer of Hebrew fiction.

During the World War he was a member of the German Press Bureau in the occupied Polish area. After the war, he began to write in Yiddish and several novels of his were published in that language. He wrote several plays in Yiddish which were produced by the Warsaw Jewish theatre. Lately he had contributed to the Hajnt and other Warsaw Jewish newspapers.

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