Friday 12 July 2019


ARN SHALMAN (March 5, 1875-June 17, 1952)
            He was a journalist, born in Kherson.  He attended religious elementary school and synagogue study hall until age fourteen.  Later, he settled in Novo-Vorontsovke (Novo-Vorontsovka) and in 1909 made his way to Rosario, Argentina.  He was active in the Zionist movement and in other Jewish associations.  He began writing correspondence pieces and articles for Argentiner vokhenblat (Argentinian weekly newspaper), later contributing mainly to Yiddish publications in Argentina, especially to the dailies Idishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper) and Di prese (The press) in Buenos Aires.  At the beginning of 1921, he founded and edited Unzer shpigl (Our mirror) (six issues), and in February 1924 the weekly Der veker (The alarm) which from issue 15 changed editors and title to Rozaryer volhenblat (Rosario weekly newspaper), later still to Rozaryer lebn (Rosaio life).  In 1930 he purchased the newspaper and edited it for eleven years.  He died in Rosario, Argentina.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4; Baehrungs broshur lekoved h’ arn shalman, far zayn langyoriker gezelshaftlikher un zhurnalistisher tetikayṭ in rozaryo (Brochure honoring Mr. Arn. Shalman, for his many years of community and journalistic activities in Rosario) (Buenos Aires, 1942); Idishe tsaytung (Buenos Aires) (June 25, 1972).
Beyle Gottesman

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