July 15: Avrom Sutzkever

Abraham (Avrom) Sutzkever, Israel’s most acclaimed Yiddish poet and a hero of the Vilna Ghetto, was born on this date in 1913 in Belarus. In the ghetto, Sutzkever helped hide from Nazi confiscation a diary by Theodor Herzl, drawings by Marc Chagall, and other gems of Jewish culture cared for by the YIVO Institute. He […]

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