IZIDOR HELLMAN (ISIDOR HELLMANN)
He was born in Warsaw, Poland. He was a Jewish community leader at the end of the nineteenth century. He was active in the organization to settle Jews on the land, and on assignment for this task he traveled to Argentina to investigate the local Baron Hirsch colonies. He was the author (with Yakob Yedvabnik) of a handbook, Di beshraybung fun argentine un ire kolonyen (A description of Argentina and its colonies), “from proper sources” (Warsaw, 1890), 64 pp., which appeared in five editions with the last in 1893 with the title Di beshraybung fun argentine un ire colonyen mitn bild fun baron hirsh un zayne byografye un der plan fun di kolonyen (A description of Argentina and its colonies with a picture of Baron Hirsch and his biography and the plan for the colonies), 108 pp. The book was popular among the poor Jewish masses in Russia, Galicia, and Romania and influenced them to go to Argentina.
Sources: Sh. Rozhanski, Dos yidishe gedrukte vort un teater in argentine (The published Yiddish word and theater in Argentina) (Buenos Aires, 1941), p. 9.