Wednesday 12 July 2017


SHMUEL (SAMUEL) MALAMUD (July 21, 1908-March 11, 2000)
            He was born in Molev (Mogilev), Podolia.  He studied in a Russian public school.  In 1920 he immigrated to Bessarabia and in 1923 to Rio de Janeiro, where he graduated from the law faculty and practiced as an attorney.  He debuted in print in the mimeographed monthly Kedima (Advancement).  He published articles and feature pieces in Idishe prese (Jewish press) in Rio.  He wrote on Jewish topics in Portuguese-language newspapers in Brazil (1980).  In Yiddish: In ondenk fun prasa onze (In memory of Praça Onze) (Rio de Janeiro, 1981), 174 pp.[1]

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 361.

[1] Translator’s note.  Malamud held numerous positions of importance and responsibility in the Rio Jewish community from 1940s through the end of the century. (JAF)

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