Wednesday, 8 February 2017


DOVID LOMONOSOV (1881-July 23, 1945)
            He was born in a village near Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine.  In 1905 he moved to Argentina, where he was a leader in the burial society, a founder of the association “Tiferet Tsiyon” (Hope of Zion), and a leader in the Tseire-Tsiyon (Young Zionist) movement.  When the Zionist socialists merged with the Labor Zionists, Lomonosov moved over to the Revisionists.  He was a contributor to the Zionist press and to Idishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper) in Buenos Aires.  He authored the pamphlet: Der farvos fun der nayer tsienistisher organizatsye (The reason for the new Zionist Organization) (Buenos Aires, 1932), 32 pp.  He also wrote under the pen names: Dovid Rus and D. L., among others.  He died in Buenos Aires.

Sources: Biblyografishe yorbikher fun yivo (Bibliographic yearbooks from YIVO) (Warsaw, 1928), see index; Sh. Rozhanski, Dos yidishe gedrukte vort in argentine (The published Yiddish word in Argentina) (Buenos Aires, 1941), p. 186; B. Vaynshtok, in Hayntike nayes (Buenos Aires) (July 25, 1945); Der shpigl (Buenos Aires) (July 1945).
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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