Tuesday 26 January 2016


AVROM GOFLAT (December 13, 1920-January 14, 1989)
            He was born in Lodz.  He graduated from public school.  During the Holocaust he was saved by a Gentile who hid him.  In 1946 he was in a survivors’ camp in Germany.  There he brought out Pokinger tsaytung (Pocking newspaper) from 1946 to 1948 in Roman script.  From 1948 he was in Israel.  He cofounded the Goldfaden Theater in Israel.  In Israel he began publishing feature pieces and humorous sketches in Yisroel shtime (Voice of Israel), Letste nayes (Latest news), and Legns-fragn (Life issues) in Tel Aviv.  In book form: Geshtoygn un gefloygn, yisroel oyf freylekh (Completely true: Israel cheered up) (Tel Aviv: Hamenorah, 1964), 263 pp.  Since 1966 he has been engaged in painting.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 144.

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