Monday, 29 January 2018

PINKHES (PINYE) NYEMOY

PINKHES (PINYE) NYEMOY (December 10, 1895-December 1975)
            He was born in Monastyryshche, Kiev district, Ukraine.  He studied in religious elementary school and synagogue study hall, and secular subject matter on his own.  In 1922 he moved to Argentina and settled in Buenos Aires, where he was active in the Zionist movement, YIVO, and the H. D. Nomberg Jewish Writers’ Association, among other institutions.  Mostly, he was active in the realm of Yiddish language and literature.  He began journalistic work with features for Moment (Moment) in Warsaw (1915), for which he wrote until he left for Argentina.  He later contributed to Gut-morgn (Good morning), edited by M. Spektor, in Odessa, Der yud (The Jew), and other serials.  From 1924 he was an internal contributor and editorial board member of Di idishe tsaytung (The Yiddish newspaper) in Buenos Aires, through which he acquired a name for his daily column entitled “Farbaygeyendik” (In passing) and for his series of feature pieces and their heroes: “Guter bruder khayim” (Good brother Khayim), “Khave-leye” (Eve-Leah), and “Golde” (Golda).  He placed work as well in: Der immigrant (The immigrant) and Kleyn un groys (Little and big) in Buenos Aires; Der veg (The path) and Di shtime (The voice) in Mexico City; and Folksblat (People’s newspaper) in Uruguay; among others.  In Zamlbukh fun shrayber farayn h. d. nomberg in argentine tsu zayn yontev fun fertsik yor ekzistents 1922-1962 (Anthology of the H. D. Nomberg Writers’ Association in Argentine on the celebration of its forty years of existence, 1922-1962) (Buenos Aires, 1962), he wrote “A matros af der yaboshe” (A sailor on dry land), which described Jewish Argentina in the early 1920s.  With his productive pen, Nisentsvayg contributed to the enrichment of the Yiddish press in Argentina and thus influenced the development of Yiddish journalism and the published Yiddish word in South America generally.  In 1964 his seventieth birthday was prominently celebrated.  He died in Buenos Aires.

Sources: Sh. Sh. Rozhanski, Dos yidishe gedrukte vort in argentina (The published Yiddish word in Argentina) (Buenos Aires, 1941), p. 69; Zamlbukh fun shrayber farayn h. d. nomberg in argentine tsu zayn yontev fun fertsik yor ekzistents 1922-1962 (Anthology of the H. D. Nomberg Writers’ Association in Argentine on the celebration of its forty years of existence, 1922-1962) (Buenos Aires, 1962); information from Yoysef Horn in Buenos Aires; Idishe tsaytung (Buenos Aires) (December 17, 1964).
Khayim Leyb Fuks


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