Sunday 3 December 2017


DOV MARGOLIS (June 18, 1906-January 3, 1967)
            He was born in Rava-Ruska, eastern Galicia.  He studied in religious elementary school, synagogue, and with private tutors.  In 1924 he helped found the “Tseire-Hamizraḥi” (Mizrachi youth) organization in Galicia.  From 1928 he was living in Montevideo, Uruguay.  He was a pioneer in Yiddish press, cofounder of the Jewish writers’ association, and secretary general of the Zionist Federation and the Jewish community administration.  He served as editor of Urugvayer yidishe prese (Uruguay Jewish press) in Montevideo (1928).  From 1940 he was editor of the local weekly Der moment (The moment).  He authored the pamphlet Di geshikhte fun tsienizm in urugvai (The history of Zionism in Uruguay) (Montevideo, 1955), 48 pp.  He was also editor and publisher of Yidisher tashn-luekh (Jewish pocket calendar), which appeared annually from 1944.  He died in Montevideo, where he owned a publishing house.

Sources: Y. Vaynshenker, Boyers un mitboyers fun yidishn yishev in urugvay (Founders and builders of the Jewish community in Uruguay) (Montevideo, 1957), pp. 155-56; Kh. Lazdeyski, in Keneder odler (Montreal) (October 17, 1961); Sh. G., in Do (Montevideo) (January 1962).
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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