Sunday 10 November 2019


PINKHES-DOVID SHPRINBERG[1] (August 27, 1886-July 29, 1974)
            He was a journalist, born in Zguritse (Zgurița), Bessarabia.  His Hispanicized first name was Pedro.  He was the elder brother of Moyshe Shprinberg.  He graduated from a Russian municipal school.  In 1903 he moved with his parents to Argentina.  For three years he lived in Paraguay, from 1924 in Rosario, Argentina, and from 1933 in Montevideo.  He was a member of the international Theosophical Society, and he was active on behalf of Zionism.  He wrote a great deal in Spanish.  In Yiddish he published (with Yitskhok Edelshteyn) Leben un frayhayt (Life and freedom) in Buenos Aires (1908, three issues) and (with his brother Moyshe) Shtrahlen (Beams) (1913).  In 1933 he edited Urugvayer tog (Uruguay day) in Montevideo.  His pen names included: A Troymer, R’ Dovidl, and Mefisto.  He died in Montevideo.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4; Shmuel Rozhanski, Gezamlte shriftn (Collected writings) (Buenos Aires, 1941), p. 81; Pinye Katz, Geklibene shriftn (Collected writings), vol. 5 (Buenos Aires, 1946), pp. 187-97; Yitskhok Vaynshenker, Boyers un mitboyers fun yidishn yishev in urugvay (Founders and builders of the Jewish community in Uruguay) (Montevideo: Zrie, 1957).
Yoysef Horn

[1] Zalmen Reyzen incorrectly gives his surname as “Shpringberg.”

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