Semyon Yushkevich

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Semyon Yushkevich
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Born (1868-07-12)July 12, 1868
Odessa, Russia
Died December 2, 1927(1927-12-02) (aged 59)
Paris, France

Semyon Solomonovich Yushkevich Russian: Семён Соломонович Юшкевич (July 12, 1868 – December 2, 1927), was a Russian language writer, and playwright and a member of the Moscow literary group Sreda. He was a representative of the Jewish-Russian school of literature.[1]

Yushkevich studied medicine at the Sorbonne, before beginning his writing career.[2]

Yushkevich's first story was published in 1897, entitled "The Tailor: From Jewish Daily Life" (Портной. Из еврейского быта) in Russkoye Bogatstvo.[1] Yushkevich wrote for the theater, including the 1906 play "King" (Король).[1][3] Yushkevich wrote novels as well, such as "Leon Drei" (Леон Дрей).[2][4]

During Yushkevich's lifetime, in Petrograd, a 15-volume collection of his works was published.[2]

Yushkevich spent time in Berlin following the Kishinev Pogrom in 1903.[4] Yushkevich emigrated in 1920. He lived in Romania, France, the United States, and Germany before his death in Paris in 1927.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Maxim Shrayer, An Anthology of Jewish-Russian Literature (M. E. Sharp, 2007), p. 133.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Юшкевич Семен" entry at the Electronic Jewish Encyclopedia. Retrieved September 18, 2010.
  3. Yushkevich, "Король," in Сборник пьес (Moscow: Isskustvo, 1964).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Shrayer p.134