Monday 10 August 2015


            He was born in a town near Kiev, Ukraine.  He graduated from Kiev University.  From his youth he was active in the revolutionary movement in Russia.  Initially he was in the Social Democratic Party, thereafter from 1901 in the Bund where he was active in the Berdichev-Zhitomir region.  He was one of the Bund’s theoreticians on the nationality question.  In 1907 he was a delegate from the Bund at the international socialist congress in Stuttgart and a correspondent for Vilna’s Folkstsaytung (People newspaper) at which he ran the department known as “From Professional Life.”  He contributed as well to Di hofnung (The hope) in Vilna (1907); Di tsayt (The times) in St. Petersburg (1912-1913); and other serials, using under the pseudonym Gorenberg.  He was the author of the pamphlet Emigratsye un imigratsye (Emigration and immigration) (Vilna: Di Velt, 1907), 69 pp.  He settled in the Soviet Union after the 1917 Revolution.  He was a member of the Ukrainian Rada (parliament).  Subsequent biographical details remain unknown.

Sources: D. Zaslavski, in Poyter pinkes (Warsaw) 1 (1921); oral communication from Bernard Goldshteyn, New York.

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