Friday 26 August 2016


LEYBUSH ZINGER (1906-1939)
            He was born in Lutsk, Volhynia district, Ukraine.  He received a traditional Jewish education.  In 1933 he moved to Brazil.  He lived in São Paolo, where he was one of the founders of “Heḥaluts” (The pioneer).  He wrote poetry and stories about the old country and about immigrant life in Brazil.  He frequently contributed to Folks-tsaytung (People’s newspaper) in São Paolo, edited by Kh. Frankental.  He died in São Paolo.  On the thirtieth day following his death, a group of friends brought out a collection of his poems and stories entitled Akordn in der shtil (Musical chords quietly) (São Paolo, 1939), 64 pp.

Sources: A. Lipiner, in Algemeyne entsiklopedye (General encyclopedia), “Yidn 5” (New York, 1957), p. 394; Lipiner, in Der veg (Rio de Janeiro) (November 3, 1956); Lipiner, in Dos idishe vort (Winnipeg) (April 15, 1957); written information from Rosa Palatnik (Rio de Janeiro).
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