Monday, 2 July 2018


PINYE PALATNIK (September 1903-June 21, 1972)
            The husband of Roze (Rosa) Palatnik, he was born in the town of Sekuran (Secureni), Bessarabia.  He attended religious elementary school and a Russian high school.  In 1920 he immigrated to Brazil.  In 1925 he published his first poem, “Nakht” (Night).  In the 1930s he placed poems in: Literarishe bleter (Literary leaves) in Warsaw; Idishe prese (Jewish press) and Der shpigl (The mirror) in Buenos Aires; and Tsukunft (Future) in New York; among others.  In 1956 he published a long series of poems in Undzer baytrog (Our contribution) in Rio de Janeiro.  He also placed work in: Nayer moment (New moment) in São Paolo; and Yidishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper) and Idishe prese, both Buenos Aires, in which he published poetry and essays about writers.  In book form: Oysgeklibene shriftn, lider un eseyen (Selected works, poems and essays) (Buenos Aires-Rio de Janeiro, 1976), 147 pp.  He died in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sources: A. Lipiner, in Der veg (Brazil?) (November 3, 1956); Y. Varshavski (Bashevis), in Forverts (New York) (February 23, 1958); A. Oyerbakh, in Tog-morgn-zhurnal (New York) (March 30, 1959); Y. Pilovski, in Di prese (Buenos Aires) (June 30, 1965); M. Kutshinski, in Pinkes far der forshung fun der yidisher literatur un prese (Records of research in Yiddish literature and the press) (New York: World Jewish Culture Conmgress, 1965), pp. 272-73.
Leyb Vaserman

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 424.]

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