KHANE (ANNE) VIDERMAN (b. June 20, 1899)
She was born in the town of Ushitse (Ushytsya), Podolia district, Ukraine, into a well-to-do family. During the civil war she escaped into Russia. In 1924 she settled in Canada. She debuted in print with a story entitled “Der eynzamer kinstler” (The lonely artist) in Keneder odler (Canadian eagle) in Montreal, where she became a regular contributor. She penned stories, humorous sketches, monologues, and feature pieces. In book form: Umetiker sheykhl (Ubiquitous smile) (Montreal, 1946), 208 pp.; Alte heym un kinder yorn, derinerungen, monologn, humoreskes, dertseylungen (The old country and childhood years, experiences, monologues, humorous sketches, stories) (Montreal, 1960), 144 pp.
Sources: Y. Y. Sigal, in Keneder odler (Montreal) (March 5, 1947); Ida Maze, in Keneder odler (May 29, 1947); Kh. Viderman, “Ot azoy bin ikh gevorn a shrayberin” (That’s how I became a writer), Kender odler (April 27, 1959).
[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 236-37.]