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Grindea, Miron [formerly Mondi-Miron Grimberg] (1909–1995), literary editor, was born on 31 January 1909 in Târgu Ocna, a shtetl, or small Jewish village, on the Trotuş River among the Carpathian mountains in Romania, the son of Yaakov (Jacob) Grimberg, who worked in a timber yard, and his wife, ...

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Miron Grindea (1909–1995) by Barry Marsden, 1989 Barry Marsden

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Gross, John Jacob (1935–2011), literary editor and critic, was born on 12 March 1935 at Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London, the elder son of Abraham Gross (sometimes Grosser; formerly Avraham ben Oser) (1899/1900–1960), medical practitioner, and his wife, Muriel, née Felkoff (1912–2001). At the time of his birth registration his parents lived at ...

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Leftwich, Joseph (1892–1983), writer, editor, and translator, was born Joseph Lewkowitz on 20 September 1892 in Zutphen, the Netherlands, the son of Leopold Lewkowitz, a Polish Jewish cobbler, and his wife, Johanna Bachara. According to the 'Autobiographical Note' included in his eighty-fifth birthday tribute, he was fortunate to survive a difficult circumcision. The family moved to ...

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Selwyn, Victor (1917–2005), journalist and literary editor, was born Victor Solomin at 19 Northcote Road, Battersea, London, on 11 January 1917, one of five children of Leon Solomin, later Selwyn, fur trader, and his wife, Sophia, née Melnick. His parents had emigrated from ...