Monday, 11 January 2016


ZLATE BURGIN (December 23, 1914-January 7, 1981)
            She was born in Glubok (Hlybokaye), Vilna district.  She graduated from the teachers’ seminary in Vilna and taught at Jewish schools in Vilna.  Having survived the Vilna ghetto, in 1959 she made aliya to Israel where she worked for twenty years as a teacher.  She published poetry and sketches in Yisroel shtime (Voice of Israel) in Tel Aviv.  In book form, she published a collection of her writings: Kezot haita hamora zahava, aza iz geven di lererin zahave (So lived the teacher Zahava) (Tel Aviv: Igud yotse vilne, 1981), in both Hebrew and Yiddish, 304 pp.  She died in Bat-yam, Israel.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 74.

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