RIVKE GVIRTSMAN (b. May 18, 1907)
She was born in Lodz. She received a traditional Jewish and a secular education. She was active in Haḥaluts (The pioneer) movement. In 1929 she made aliya to Palestine. She published poems and articles in the Israeli Letste nayes (Latest news), Yidishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper), Problemen (Issues), and Lebns-fragn (Life issues) in Yiddish, and in Hebrew serials as well. In book form: Afn bergl in negev, roman (On a hill in the Negev, a novel) (Tel Aviv: Nay-lebn, 1966), 392 pp. (it had been published serially in Yidishe tsaytung in 1962); Der mentsh un zayn goyrl, roman (Man and his fate, a novel) (Tel Aviv, 1974), 274 pp.
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 150.