Alfredo Seiferheld

Alfredo Seiferheld
Born Alfredo Maximiliano Seiferheld Ruschinsky
(1950-07-26)July 26, 1950
Villarrica, Paraguay
Died June 3, 1988(1988-06-03) (aged 37)
Asunción, Paraguay
Occupation Writer, journalist, politician
Nationality Paraguayan
Ethnicity Jewish

Alfredo Seiferheld (July 26, 1950 – June 3, 1988) was a Paraguayan writer and journalist.

Early life and education

Seiferheld was born in Villarrica, Guairá into a Jewish family of German and Russian background.[1] His parents fled Europe and settled years before in Paraguay. He received his high school diploma in 1967. At the beginning of the seventies, Seinferheld studied at the University of the Sorbonne in Paris. Subsequently, he pursued postgraduate studies at the School of Philosophy of the National University of Asunción where he received a gold medal. He was married to Bibi Yurita.


In 1986 he received his doctorate degree for his thesis work titled Nazism and fascism in Paraguay. Seiferheld published Post and stamps Paraguayans in 1975 and Philately, fans without barriers in 1976. He was the founder and first president of the Philatelic Association of Paraguay. He authored a book The Jews in Paraguay in 1981, reflecting on the Jewish presence in Paraguay. He was an active journalist in the daily newspaper ABC Color in Paraguay, where he published numerous articles of historical content, some of them gathered in the 'Politico-Military Talks'. He was the creator of the Editorial Historical. Seiferheld's works during his last years were the most prolific in the field of culture. He died after a long illness on June 3, 1988, aged 37 years. He was a correspondent for the Associated Press news agency and the U.S. Times magazine.






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