LEYB BELOGORODSKI (b. 1898)
He was born in Dmitrovke (Dmitrivka), southern Ukraine. He attended religious elementary school and later public high school up to the fifth class. In 1915 he emigrated to Argentina. In 1923 his first piece, a story, was published in Di prese (The press), in Buenos Aires. He also contributed to Di yidishe tsaytung (The Jewish newspaper), Penemer un penemlekh (Appearances, big and small), and Der shpigl (The mirror)—all in Buenos Aires. “L. Belogorodski,” wrote Sh. Rozhanski, “had much to say about old people, shop employees whom no one notices.”
Sources: Antologye fun der yidisher literatur in argentine (Anthology of Yiddish literature in Argentina) (Buenos Aires, 1944), pp. 101-6; Sh. Rozhanski, Dos yidishe gedrukte vort in argentina (The published Yiddish word in Argentina) (Buenos Aires, 1941), p. 175; Y. Botoshanski, Mame-yidish (Mother Yiddish) (Buenos Aires, 1949), p. 214.