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Brazilian-jewish Writer Dies at 45

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Adolf Kishinovsky, Jewish short story writer and journalist of note, died here today. He was forty-five years old.

He was born in Russia and educated there. In 1909 he emigrated to the Argentine and began his literary career two years later. In 1918 Kishinovsky settled in Rio de Janeiro, where he helped found and edito the first Jewish weekly in Brazil, which appeared in 1923. Since then he had been editor of a number of Jewish newspapers in Brazil.

Kishinovsky’s short stories and feuilletons were widely published in the general press of Argentina and Brazil. He also edited the first book of Jewish stories of life in Brazil to be published there. The anthology was called “New Homes.”

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