Friday, 1 June 2018


LINA EDELBERG-RASKIN (b. August 15, 1892)
            She was born in Libave (Liepāja), Courland.  She received a religious education.  In her youth she joined the Bund.  In 1910 she moved to the United States.  She debuted in print with a poem in Fraye arbeter-shtime (Free voice of labor) in New York (1920).  She also published poetry in Amerikaner (American) in New York and Idishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper) in Los Angeles.  Her poems appeared in English translation in Floridian, an Anglophone weekly newspaper in Miami Beach, Florida.  In book form: Lider (Poems) (New York, 1959), 108 pp.  She was last living in Brooklyn, New York.
Benyomen Elis

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