Saturday 20 June 2015


KHONE GARBER (b. September 15, 1907)
            He was born in Azor, Grodno region.  He studied in a “cheder metukan” (improved religious elementary school), and in 1926 he graduated from the Russo-Polish high school in Grodno and then took up a teacher’s course of study run by Tsisho (Central Jewish School Organization) in Warsaw, becoming a Yiddish teacher in the evening school for laborers of the left Poale-Tsiyon in Węgrów.  In 1928 he emigrated to join his family (colonists) in Argentina, became a teacher in Tucumán, and at the same time studied pharmacy.  He wrote for the organ of Poale-Tsiyon, Undzer tsayt (Our time), as well as for Yidishe dertsiung (Jewish education), and edited Grodner opklangen (Grodno echoes)—all in Argentina.  Among his book-length works: Mentshn, plantsn un refues (People, plants, and remedies) (Buenos Aires, 1945), 158 pp.; Natur, lebn un gezunt (Nature, life, and health) (Buenos Aires, 1951), 160 pp.; Problemen, algemeyne shmuesn ṿegn natur-visn un yidishn denken (Problems, general conversations about knowledge of nature and Jewish thought), with a foreword by Mikhl Hacohen Sinai (Buenos Aires, 1955), 51 pp.  He was living in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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