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David Isaakovich Vygodsky

Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: Homyel, Homiel Province, Belarus
Death: June 27, 1943 (50)
Karagandy, Bukhar-Zhyrau District, Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan (Gulag (Карагандинский исправительно-трудовой лагерь, Карлаг))
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Son of Isaak Vygodsky
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Occupation: Linguist and Translator
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About David Isaakovich Vygodsky

Orphaned and raised by Lev Vygotsky's family.

Poet, translator, and literary critic. He translated poetry and prose from thirty modem and ancient Western and Eastern languages. He specialized in Spanish and Latin American literature. In 1930, he was Chairman of the Spanish-American Society in Leningrad. He published in newspapers and journals of Spain and the countries of Latin America, and in the Philippine Islands.

O. Forsh, M. Shaginian, O. Mandel'shtam, M. Zoshchenko, Iu. Tynianov, M. Sionimskii, N. Tikhonov, B. Lavrenev, M. Kosakov, Rafael Alberti, and Pla-i-Beltran visited the apartment he shared with E.I. Vygodskaia, a children's writer. He was arrested on Feb 14, 1938 and died on June 27, 1943, in the Karagandin camp (gulag). He was rehabilitated posthumously in 1956.

After a blitz on August 7, 1942 during the Leningrad siege, the Public Library received a message saying that numerous books and papers could be seen in a broken wall of flat No. 1 in 9 Mokhovaia Street destroyed by a bomb. The arriving Library team found the previous home place of Vygodsky family. By that time the father, David Vygodsky, was sent to a concentration camp for alleged counterrevolutionary activities, his wife Emma evacuated and their son Isaac at the front. All the books and papers were brought to the Public Library in two trucks. In this manner the Manuscripts division acquired the archives of a prominent translator and literary critic, David Isaakovich Vygodsky.

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Homyel, Homiel Province, Belarus
June 27, 1943
Age 50
Karagandy, Bukhar-Zhyrau District, Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan