Authors / Israel Emiot

Israel Emiot (19091978) was a Yiddish poet. He published four books of poems in his native Poland before fleeing to Russia to escape the German Reich. There, he served as a correspondent in Birobidzhan before he was arrested and imprisoned for seven years in Siberia. In 1958, Emiot arrived as a refugee to Rochester, New York, where he published several additional books and served as a poet-in-residence at the Jewish Community Center.