Tuesday, 7 May 2019


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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