Tuesday 13 October 2015


            He was born in Berezin (Berezino, Byerazino), Minsk region, Russia.  He studied in religious primary school.  He lived in Kharkov and Kiev, where he learned to be a tailor.  In 1908 he emigrated to Argentina, worked at his trade, and at the same time wrote stories.  He began publishing in Avangard (Avant-guard), later contributing to Di prese (The press) and Broyt un ere (Bread and honor), and to the publication Bikhlekh far yedn (Booklets for everyone) (Buenos Aires, 1920)—in all of which he wrote stories and sketches from the lives of Jewish laborers.  Among his books: Di tsvey toybn (The two doves) (Buenos Aires, 1920), 25 pp. and Folksblumen (Flowers for the people) (Buenos Aires, 1920), 25 pp., among others.  He died in Santiago del Estero, where he was known in his last years by the name Arturo Epshteyn.

Sources: Sh. Rozhanski, Dos yidishe gedrukte vort in argentine (The printed Yiddish word in Argentina) (Buenos Aires, 1941), p. 150; Antologye fun der yidisher literatur in argentine (Anthology of Yiddish literature in Argentina) (Buenos Aires, 1944), pp. 265, 923; P. Kats, Geklibene shriftn (Collected writings), vol. 4 (Buenos Aires, 1946), p. 55.

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