MALKE APELBOYM (MALKA AP[P]ELBAUM) (b. May 22, 1908)
Born in Ostrovtse (Ostrowiec), Radom district, Poland. She later became a teacher. In 1937 she moved to Brazil. Her first journalistic works were published in the afternoon newspapers Radyo (Radio) and Hayntike nayes (Today’s news), both in Warsaw, in 1933. In Brazil she published sketches and stories of family life in Yidishe folks-tsaytung (Jewish people’s newspaper) in Rio de Janeiro, and she contributed to Yidishe prese (Jewish press) in Rio and Der nayer moment (The recent moment) in São Paolo. She also wrote a number of articles on pedagogical topics. From 1976 she was living in Israel. Her books would include: Naye un alte heym, dertseylungen un bilder (New and old home, stories and images) (Rio de Janeiro, 1955), 125 pp.; Fun harts tsu harts, metode far kinder-dertsiung (From heart to heart, a method of children’s education) (Rio de Janeiro, 1957), 161 pp.; Af di khvalyes fun goyrl, dertseylungen un lider (On the waves of fate, stories and poems) (Petaḥ Tikva, 1985), 127 pp.