MARKUS (MAYER) PERTSOVISKI (d. 1943)
He was well known in Jewish social circles in Argentina as a cultural leader, teacher, and founder of a Jewish publishing house which brought out numerous books in Yiddish, Hebrew, and other languages. He contributed to: Idishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper), Idishe velt (Jewish world), Kolonist-kooperattor (Colonist-cooperative), and Dos idishe lebn (Jewish life), among other publications in Argentina. In 1907 he published in Dos idishe lebn a long sentimental story drawn from immigrant life: “Zi veynt” (She’s crying). For the most part it was written on the basis of colonists’ lives. More recently, there was published in Argentina a collection of his stories under the title Tsvantsik shtiklekh erd (Twenty pieces of land) (Buenos Aires, 1965).
Sources: P. Kats, Geklibene verk (Selected works), vol. 5 (Buenos Aires, 1946); Idishe tsaytung (Buenos Aires) (April 18, 1965).
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