Tuesday, 7 May 2019

RIVKE ROGOV (RICA ROGOFF)


RIVKE ROGOV (RICA ROGOFF) (b. April 14, 1902)
            She was born in Bialystok.  She attended Bialystok Commercial School and the Jewish teachers’ seminary.  She worked as a teacher in Jewish public schools in Poland.  In 1928 she emigrated to Durban, South Africa.  From 1951 she was publishing poetry in: Dorem-afrike (South Africa), Afrikaner idishe tsaytung (African Jewish newspaper), and Yontef bleter (Holiday sheets) in Johannesburg; and Byalistoker vegn (Bialystok ways) in Buenos Aires).  In book form: Lider un poemes (Poetry) (Durban, 1977), 75 pp.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 495.


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