Teitelboim Volosky, Volodia

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TEITELBOIM VOLOSKY, VOLODIA (1913– ), Chilean politician. Born in Chillan, he became a lawyer in 1945 and was also a journalist and writer. He was editor of the Catholic daily El Diario Ilustrado de Santiago. He was active in the Communist Party from his youth and was one of the founders of the party's daily, El Siglo. He was a member of the Central Committee of the Chilean cp from 1946 and acted as a member of its Political Delegation for many years.

Between 1961 and 1965 he was an mp for Valparaíso.

Teitelboim was a poet, novelist, and author of several books. He was elected to the Senate in 1973 and following the fall of Allende settled in Moscow where he directed subversive activities against Pinochet. He returned to Chile when democracy was reestablished (1989). In the new democratic era, he wrote many books, including a biography of Pablo Neruda, of whom he was an intimate friend, and a two-volume autobiography.

[Moshe Nes El (2nd ed.)]