Wednesday 28 February 2018


            He was born in Lyady (?), and he later lived in Vitebsk, Byelorussia.  He was an external student in high school and a fervent Labor Zionist.  He led a struggle against the community leaders of his town for permission to hold a Labor Zionist lecture in a small synagogue.  He worked by filthy channels and lugged bricks and lime in the construction of buildings.  He moved to Argentina and worked there for various householders as an assistant house-painter and lived a very difficult life.  He possessed no more than his work clothes and would attend meetings in them and give Labor Zionist speeches.  He later became the leader of the theorists of Labor Zionism in Argentina.  He wrote political articles for the periodical Broyt un erd (Bread and soil), published 1909-1910.  In 1910 he was arrested in Buenos Aires.  After two months in jail, he was deported from the country.  He went on to live in Soviet Russia.

Sources: Volf Bresler, Antologye fun der yidisher literatur in argentine (Anthology of Jewish literature in Argentina) (Buenos Aires, 1944), p. 934; P. Kats, Geklibene shriftn (Selected writings), vol. 5 (Buenos Aires), p. 103.
Leyb Vaserman

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