Tuesday 20 June 2017


DOVID LERMAN (1890-1952)
            He was born in Makarov (Makariv), Kiev district, Ukraine.  He was active politically as a Zionist socialist, and later in Argentina he was close to the Labor Zionists.  He was a community worker with YIVO and in Jewish school affairs.  A man of means, he generously supported Jewish cultural and literary projects.  He founded the publishing house of D. Lerman, where by his own accounting he brought out works by the writers: Kh. Volf, Meylekh Ravitsh, and Moyshe Kulbak.  After his death, his widow financed the eighth volume of Shimen Dubnov’s Velt-geshikhte fun yidishn folk (World history of the Jewish people) (Buenos Aires-New York: World Jewish Congress, 1954).  He published articles and reports of a community-cultural character in the Yiddish press, especially in Shul-bleter (School pages) in Buenos Aires.  He died in Buenos Aires.

Source: Written information and press clippings, sent by Hannah Garber in Buenos Aires.
Zaynvl Diamant

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