Poet, Novelist, Playwright

Peretz Markish

The great writer Peretz Markish was born a poor family in the Volhynian shtetl of Polonnoye on 7 December 1895.

He studied in kheder and began working a variety of odd jobs from an early age. He enlisted in the Tsarist army during the First World War and, after his discharge, settled in Ekaterinoslav in 1917.

Watch animated settings of two of Peretz Markish’s poems, “בראָכשטיקער” (Shards) and “שלאָפט דער מאַרק” (The Marketplace Sleeps):