Mendel Mann (1916-1975) was born in Płońsk, Poland. When World War II broke out, Mann fled to the Chuvash Soviet Socialist Republic, where he worked as a teacher before enlisting in the Red Army. The family emigrated to Israel in 1948. In 1961 he moved to Paris to work for the Yiddish newspaper Undzer vort (Our Word).

The Encounter

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