Thursday 28 February 2019


SHMUEL KAPLANSKI (1882-December 18, 1965)
            He was born in Vitebsk.  He attended religious elementary school, and he graduated from a Russian public school in Vitebsk and a trade school in Dvinsk (Dinaburg, Daugavpils).  In 1904 he was deported to Siberia for revolutionary activity.  He escaped and in 1905 left for Argentina.  There he edited (with P. Vald) the socialist Jewish journal Der avangard (Avant-garde) from August 1908 to April 1910.  He later became editor of the Russian socialist journal Argentinskaia zhizn’ (Argentinian life).  He also wrote for Unzer vort (Our word) in Buenos Aires (1911).  He died in Buenos Aires.

Sources: P. Kats, Tsu der geshikhte fun der idisher zhurnalistik in argentine (On the history of Jewish journalism in Argentina) (Buenos Aires, 1929), p. 161; Antologye fun der yidisher literatur in argentine (Anthology of Jewish literature in Argentina) (Buenos Aires, 1944), p. 932; P. Vald, in Di prese (Buenos Aires) (December 23, 1965).
Yekhezkl Lifshits

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