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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 ...