Wednesday, 4 July 2018


GDALYE PALMER (1889-July 10, 1963)
            He was born in Warsaw, Poland.  He received a traditional Jewish education.  From early youth he was active in the anarchist movement.  He lived in Russia, France, Argentina, and Mexico, and he published an anarchist newspaper in the Spanish language.  He was the initiator and cofounder of “Frayhayts flikhtling-fond” (Freedom’s refugee fund) and of “S. Yanovski-kultur-komitet” (S. Yanovski cultural committee) in Los Angeles, where he settled in 1942.  He also spent some time in the state of Israel.  He contributed to a variety of Yiddish anarchist periodicals.  In book form: Kemfer un denker (Fighter and thinker) (Tel Aviv, 1963), 177 pp.  He also wrote under the pen name: P. Gdalye.  He died in Los Angeles.

Sources: B. Yelinski, in Dos fraye vort (Buenos Aires) (August 1963); A. Gordin, in Fraye arbeter-shtime (New York) (August 1, 1963).
Benyomen Elis

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