Sunday 24 January 2016


MARY GOLD (b. February 1, 1914)
            She was born in Lodz.  She graduated from the pharmacology faculty of Warsaw University.  In 1938 she emigrated to Argentina.  She began writing in Polish and from 1942 in Yiddish.  She debuted in print in Unzer fraynt (Our friend) in Montevideo.  She published poetry in Ikuf-bleter (Pages from IKUF [Jewish Cultural Association]), Der shpign (The mirror), Folks shtime (Voice of the people), Fraye shtime (Free voice), Ilustrirte literarishe bleter (Illustrated literary pages)—in Buenos Aires; Haynt (Today) in Montevideo; Yidishe kultur (Jewish culture) in New York.  Her work was included in: Antologye fun der yidisher literatur in argentine (Anthology of Yiddish literature in Argentina) (Buenos Aires, 1944).  In book form: Libshaft (Love), poetry (Buenos Aires: Fraye shtime, 1972), 159 pp.; Alba (Alba), poetry (Buenos Aires, 1986), 98 pp.  Her name at birth was Goldberg-Rozen.

Source: Y. M. Pukatsh, in Fraye shtime (Buenos Aires) (June 2, 1972).

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 131.

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