YISROEL SOLTS (b. 1888)
He was born in Belz, Bessarabia. In his youth he moved with his parents to the Jewish colony of Alexandria, where he attended religious elementary school and public school. In 1907 he came to Argentina and settled in a Baron Hirsch colony. For many years he was a teacher in the Jewish colony schools—later he entered the Tsisho (Jewish School Organization) schools in Argentina. From 1918 he was a regular contributor to Kolonist-kooperator (Colonist cooperative) in Entre Rios, Buenos Aires, in which he published articles and features. He contributed to: Argentiner beymelekh (Little Argentinian trees) and Dos fraye vort (The free word), among other serials, in Buenos Aires; Fraye tribune (Free tribune) and Frayer gedank (Free thought) in Paris; as well as the Yiddish press in Uruguay, Brazil, and Mexico. He was last living in Buenos Aires.
Sources: Biblyografishe yorbikher fun yivo (Bibliographic yearbooks from YIVO) (Warsaw, 1928), see index; Kehile-arkhiv fun prese oysshnitn (Community archive of press clippings) (Buenos Aires, 1959-1962); information from Y. Horn in Buenos Aires.
Khayim Leyb Fuks