Thursday 11 August 2016


AVROM ZAYD (b. 1890)
            He was born in the town of Makhnovka (Makhnivka), Kiev district, Ukraine.  He moved with his parents in 1904 to Argentina and settled in the YIKO (Jewish Cultural Organization) colony of Monigotes in the province of Santa Fe.  Over the course of forty years, he went through various phases of Jewish colonization in Argentina.  He published in Argentinian newspapers, principally Di prese (The press) in Buenos Aires, stories and impressions, mostly from the lives of Jewish colonists.  He also published a booklet of stories, Di khaverte (The girlfriend) (Buenos Aires, 1935), 30 pp.

Sources: Sh. Rozhanski, Dos yidishe gedrukte vort in argentine (The published Yiddish word in Argentina) (Buenos Aires, 1941), pp. 136, 152; Antologye fun der yidisher literatur in argentine (Anthology of Yiddish literature in Argentina) (Buenos Aires, 1944); Pinkes varshe (Records of Warsaw) (Buenos Aires, 1955), p. 921.

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