This day in Jewish history / A preeminent Yiddish poet is born
Abraham Sutzkever survived the Holocaust, immigrated to Palestine and was the only Yiddish poet awarded the Israel Prize.
July 15, 1913, was the birthdate of the Yiddish-language poet Abraham Sutzkever, who survived the Holocaust and came to pre-state Israel, where he lived and wrote poetry until his death three years ago. He has been called the greatest poet of the Holocaust, the 20th century’s greatest Yiddish poet, and even Israel’s greatest poet.
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