Sunday 30 September 2018


KALMEN FARBER (1879-August 1, 1951)
            The older brother of Khayim-Yitskhok Farber, he was born in the village of Brogishe (Bragishe?), Bessarabia.  At age thirteen he began working with his father as a house painter.  In 1904 he departed for Argentina (Casares) and worked there as a painter.  In 1940 he moved to Córdoba.  He participated in Jewish cultural and community activities.  He was a correspondent for: Der tog (The day), Di idishe tsaytung (The Jewish newspaper), and Di prese (The press) in Buenos Aires; and he published in them stories of life in Bessarabia and Argentina.  He also wrote a play, Af kidesh-hashem (Martyrdom).  He was the first Yiddish writer on Argentinian soil.  He died in Córdoba, Argentina.

Sources: Sh. Rozhanski, Dos yidishe gedrukte vort in argentine (The published Yiddish word in Argentina), vol. 1 (Buenos Aires, 1941), p. 174; V. Bresler, Antologye fun der yidisher literatur in argentine (Anthology of Jewish literature in Argentina) (Buenos Aires, 1944), p. 921; Di prese (Buenos Aires) (August 2, 1951); Davke (Buenos Aires) 8 (1951); Yankev Botoshanski, in Di prese (August 3, 1952).
Yankev Kahan

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