(1888, Vitebsk–1957, Kiev), poet. Born in Belorussia, Mendl Abarbanel’s first publications appeared in periodicals in Vitebsk and Moscow (1918); from the late 1920s he lived in Kiev, where he was an active member of the city’s proletarian literary group. Between 1930 and 1940, he published five collections of poetry in various genres, from ideological propaganda to personal and autobiographical lyrical poetry.
The Mendel Abarbanel family, evacuated from Kharkov:
Mendel Osipovich (a son of Joseph) - a writer, Anastasia Osipovna - his sister, Frida Israilevna - his wife, Alexandra Markovna and Galina Fedorovna?? - his daughters,
Zoya Fedorovna (1931), Valeriy Fedorovich(1939) - children of Anastasia Osipovna.
see here: My name is Isaac Abarbanel. I'm related to Mendel Abarbanel of Kiev, the Russian author. Look it up, he was born in 1888.
Can You contact this Isaac an ask him to create the tree?
Private User I found some more material on Mendel, but I could you give me more information regarding Isaac. In the book I couldn't locate a location for him. Do you just want me to do a basic US Google search for Isaac Abarbanel?
MENDL ABARBANEL (1888-1957)
Soviet Yiddish writer who lived in Belorussia; by trade a carpenter. He began publishing in Der frayer arbiter (Free worker) and Kultur un bildung (Culture and education), Moscow (1918) and Vitebsk (1918). Among his books: Af khvalies fun tsaytn (Over waves of time) (Kharkov, 1930), 135 pp.; In ritem fun lebn (In the rhythm of life) (Kiev, 1937), 94 pp.; Af undzer erd (On our earth) (Kiev, 1940), 193 pp. He was a member of the Proletkult (proletarian culture) group (together with Khayim Gildin and Shlomo Yudovin). The majority of his poems have a propagandistic character. His fate—unknown.
Sources: Kh. Dunyets, Far magnitboyen in der literatur (?) (Minsk, 1932); B. Orshanski, in Tsaytshrift 5 (Minsk, 1931).
. . . From his non-propagandist poems the best known is probably Di arbuzn (or S'iz der step) from the book Zingt mayn folk (1946 - not in the list above), which was set to music by American Jewish composer Bena Yomen (1901 - 1970).
. . . (די אַרבוזן) is also known as Libster Mayne, A Libes Lid Fun A Kolvirtke and A Lid Fun A Kalvirtke. Words are by Mendl Abarbanel, tune composed by Ben Yomen. http://www.polishjewishcabaret.com/2013/05/di-arbuzn-watermelons.html
YIVO: Abarbanel, Mendl (1888–1957), poet. Born in Belorussia, Mendl Abarbanel’s first publications appeared in periodicals in Vitebsk and Moscow (1918); from the late 1920s he lived in Kiev, where he was an active member of the city’s proletarian literary group. Between 1930 and 1940, he published five collections of poetry in various genres, from ideological propaganda to personal and autobiographical lyrical poetry.
The book I found was from Science fiction. Isaak was one of the book heroes. Not connected to the reality. Sorry.
From the Tashkent refugees database:
You can create the tree according to this data, if You want.