Monday, 11 January 2016


MEYER BURSUK (1891/1892-December 30, 1969)
           He was born in Yuryev, Bessarabia.  He moved to Argentina in 1909.  He lived in the colony of Narsis Levin, later moving to Buenos Aires.  Together with Y. Gorodinski, he founded the anarchist periodical Dos fraye vort (The free word) in Buenos Aires.  There, as well as in Argentiner yivo-shriftn (YIVO writings in Argentina) and other Yiddish journals and anthologies, he wrote on colonization, cooperativism, and archaism.  In book form: Di kolonye narsis levin (The Narsis Levin colony) (Buenos Aires: El Progresso, 1968), 423, 103 pp.; Der kooperativizm (Cooperitivism) (Buenos Aires: Dovid Edelshtat, 1971), 271 pp.  He published, together with N. Kritshman: Geshikhte fun barnaskoni (History of Barnaskoni).  He died in Buenos Aires.

Source: Y. Gorodinski, in Fraye arbeter shtime (New York) (May 1970).

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 75.

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