Friday 15 March 2019


ARN KOYFMAN (August 22, 1891-1962)[1]
            He was born in Drazhne, Podolia.  He lived for a time in Odessa.  In 1921 he emigrated to Brazil.  He was among the founders of Dos idishe vokhenblat (The Jewish weekly newspaper) in Rio (1923).  From issue 47, he became the editor-publisher of the paper and in early 1927 it became a semi-weekly organ entitled Brazilyaner idishe prese (Brazilian Jewish press).  He was a contributor to Di prese (The press) in Buenos Aires, in which he mainly published memoirs of his hometown.  He died in Rio de Janeiro.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 3; Y. Z. Rayzman, A fertl yorhundert yidishe prese in brazil (A quarter century of the Yiddish press in Brazil) (Tsfat, 1968), see index; Di prese (Buenos Aires) (July 7, 1962).

[1] According to his autobiography and Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 3, the birth year should 1892.

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