Tuesday, 6 November 2018


AVROM FINKELSHTEYN (d. September 1964)
            He came from the city of Kibert (Kybartai), Lithuania.  From his early youth, he took part in Yiddish theater.  In 1923 he emigrated to Mexico.  He was the organizer of the Yiddish theater studio and one of the founders of “Alef” (Jewish literary and artistic association)—the first such group of Jewish artists and Yiddish writers in Mexico.  He was also active in a variety of Jewish cultural societies, as well as in the Jewish community.  He wrote articles on theater in the Yiddish press of Mexico.  He died in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Sources: Y. Y. Vinyetski, in Der veg (Mexico City) (February 22, 1958); Y. Glats, in Der veg (September 15, 1964); Z. A. Berebitshes, in Der veg (September 15, 1964); Kh. Lazdayski, in Keneder odler (Montreal) (September 23, 1964).
Benyomen Elis

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