Thursday 16 June 2016


MOTL VLODAVER (October 10, 1905-March 5, 1983)
            He was born in Vlodavka (Włodawka), Poland.  His original surname was Vaysbrot.  He came from a rabbinical family and was raised in a Hassidic environment.  He moved to Argentina.  He published his first humorous sketch in the weekly Penemer un penemlekh (Appearances, big and small) in Buenos Aires in 1928.  He published stories, features, and reportage pieces in Argentiner tog (Argentinian day) and other local publications.  In more recent years he has contributed to the daily newspaper Di prese (The press) in Buenos Aires.  In 1964 he moved to Israel, and he died in Givatayim, Israel.
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[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 248.]

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