Y. BIRNBOYM (d. April 10, 1960)
Born in Galicia, he lived in Argentina. By trade he was a compositor. He translated from German to Yiddish three books by Rudolf Rocker: Die Rationalisierung der Wirtschaft und die Arbeiterklasse as Di ratsyonalizatsye fun der virtshaft in der arbeter-klas (The rationalization of the economy and the working class) (Buenos Aires, 1930), 168 pp.; Nationalismus und Kultur as Natsyonalizm un kultur (Nationalism and culture) (Buenos Aires, 1949), 740 pp.; and In shturem, goles yorn (In the storm, years in exile) (Buenos Aires, 1952), 809 pp. Also, Luigi Fabbri, Enriko malatesta, zayn lebn un zayne sotsyale ideen (Enrico Malatesta, his life and his social ideas) (Buenos Aires, 1932), 48 pp.; Martin Buber, Pfade in Utopia (Paths in Utopia) as Shtegn in utopye (Buenos Aires: Bukhbemaynshaft, 1959), 208 pp.; and one volume of Rudolf Rocker’s Yugnt fun a rebl (Youth of a rebel) (Buenos Aires: Bukhgemaynshaft, 1965-1971). He died in Buenos Aires.
[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 85.]