Friday 22 May 2015


FROYM GOLDBERG (b. February 15, 1883)
            He was born in Mezhybozhe (Medzhybizh, Międzyboż), Podolia.  He studied in religious elementary schools and later in Rameyle’s yeshiva in Vilna.  In 1923 he emigrated to Argentina, and there he became a teacher in a Yiddish-Hebrew school.  He had earlier in Vilna begun writing, and from 1925 he published poetry in Argentine Hebrew publications: Dorem (South), Atidenu (Our future), and Habima haivrit (The Hebrew stage).  He was a regular contributor to Di yidishe tsaytung (The Jewish newspaper) and other publications in Argentina.  Among his books: Fun idishe kvaln (From Jewish sources), part 1 (Buenos Aires, 1944), 294 pp., part 2 (Buenos Aires, 1945), 340 pp.; Dertseyl dayn zun (Tell your son) (Buenos Aires, 1948), 351 pp.; Yerushe fun doyres (Inheritance of the generations), “Legends and history for school and home” (Buenos Aires, 1938), 328 pp.

Sources: Sh. Rozhanski, Dos yidishe gedrukte vort in argentina (The published Yiddish word in Argentina) (Buenos Aires, 1941), p. 168; V. Bresler, “Biblyografishe reshime” (Bibliographic list), in Antologye fun der yidisher literatur in argentine (Anthology of Yiddish literature in Argentina) (Buenos Aires, 1944); Di naye tsayt (Buenos Aires) (December 10, 1954).

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