- ALTAUZEN, YAKOV (Dzhek) MOYSEYEVICH
- ALTAUZEN, YAKOV (Dzhek) MOYSEYEVICH (1907–1942), Russian poet. The son of a Siberian gold prospector, Altauzen ran away from home at the age of 11 and wandered through China and the Soviet Far East. His works include Yakutyonok Oleska (1927), children's verse; and Bezusy entuziast ("A Juvenile Enthusiast," 1929) and Pervoye pokoleniye ("First Generation," 1933), poems about young Communists in the industrialization drive. He died in action against the Nazis.
Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.