Tuesday 26 January 2016


YOYNE GORODISKI (JUAN GORODISKY) (1895-October 15, 1977)
            He was born in Kazloyshtshine (Kazloŭščyna), near Slonim.  He moved to Argentina in 1912.  He was the cofounder of the publishing house “Bukhgemeynshaft fun der ratsyonalistisher gezelshaft” (Book club of rational society) in Buenos Aires.  For several decades he edited the anarchist monthly Dos fraye vort (The free word).  In book form: Aroyshevorfene reyd (Futile speech) (Buenos Aires, 1948), 190 pp.; Dovid edelshtat (David Edelshtat) (Buenos Aires, 1952), 30 pp.; Kegn shtrom (Against the current) (Buenos Aires, 1978), 270 pp.  He also translated Francisco Ferer, Di moderne shul (The modern school [original: La escuela moderna]) (Buenos Aires), 197 pp.  He died in Buenos Aires.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 145.

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