Friday 20 July 2018


BORIS PIK (b. July 13, 1905)
            He was born in Zdunske-Volye (Zduńska Wola), near Lodz, Poland.  He studied in yeshivas and public school.  He graduated from an elite textile school in Germany.  He survived WWII in the Lodz ghetto.  For a time he was vice-chairman of the Lodz Jewish Committee.  After the war he lived in Czechoslovakia, Paris, and Bolivia.  From 1947 he was in Argentina.  He was active in the Bund, “Yidbukh” (Jewish book [a publisher of Yiddish books in Buenos Aires]), and other community institutions.  He wrote essays on literature for Unzer gedank (Our idea) in Buenos Aires (later serving as editor).  He contributed work as well to: Foroys (Onward) in Mexico City; Unzer shtime (Our voice) in Paris; and elsewhere.  From 1962 he was a member of the editorial board of the daily Di prese (The press) in Buenos Aires.  Aside from political articles and reviews (mainly on topics related to the Holocaust), he published there translations from Czech, German, Polish, and Spanish.  He also wrote under the pen name: V. Polonski.  He was last living in Buenos Aires.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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