MEYER VSHEBOR (b. July 18, 1915)
He was born in Ostrów-Mazowiecka (Ostrov-Mazovyetsk), Poland. He graduated from a Tarbut high school in Bialystok. In 1931 he immigrated with his parents to Uruguay. There he graduated from the law faculty at the University of Montevideo. From 1936 he was a practicing lawyer. He was at the same time active in Zionist affairs. He served as a counselor for many economic and cultural institutions Uruguay. He began publishing articles in 1935 in Folksblat (People’s newspaper) in Montevideo, for which he remained a regular contributor. He wrote daily on general political and specifically Jewish issues. He contributed as well to: the daily newspaper Haynt (Today) and to the literary publication Do (Here)—in Montevideo; Brazilyaner yidishe tsaytung (Brazilian Jewish newspaper); Idisher zhurnal (Jewish journal) in Toronto; and elsewhere. He also wrote for Spanish-language Jewish periodicals. He translated from Hebrew into Spanish Vladimir Zhabotinsky’s pamphlet Ekronot harayon habetari (Principles of the Betar idea).
Sources: Y. Botoshanski, in Di prese (Buenos Aires) (May 6, 1951); Y. Vaynshenker, Boyers un mitboyers fun yidishn yishev in urugvay (Founders and builders of the Jewish community in Uruguay) (Montevideo, 1957), p. 101.