Friday 9 February 2018


BENYOMEN SAGALOVSKI (1887-July 3, 1945)
            He was born in Makarov (Makariv), Kiev district, Ukraine, into a working class family.  He was active in the Jewish revolutionary movement in Russia and due to police persecution had to flee the country.  In 1905 he arrived in Argentina and there played a role in the Jewish school curriculum.  From 1906 he worked with the Yiddish press in Argentina and other lands.  He contributed work to the daily newspaper Dos idishe leben (The Jewish life) (1907), and he was co-editor of Argentiner tog (Argentinian day) in Buenos Aires.  He published stories and translations from Russian and Spanish in Di idishe tsaytung (The Jewish newspaper) and Di prese (The press)—in Buenos Aires—and articles and newspaper novels.  He died in Buenos Aires.

Sources: Idishe tsaytung (Buenos Aires) (July 4, 1945); P. Kats, Shriftn (Writings), vol. 7 (Buenos Aires, 1947), p. 58.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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