ESTHER GRODZENSKI-HOLTSBERG (b. December 19, 1922)
She was born in Koshedar (Kaisiadorys), Lithuania. She graduated from a Lithuanian high school. She survived WWII in Soviet Russia. After the war she graduated from the Marxist philosophical evening university in Vilna. From 1971 she was living in Israel, near Beersheba. She published poems in Dorem-afrike (South Africa) in Johannesburg), Yidishe kultur (Jewish culture) in New York, and Letste nayes (Latest news) in Tel Aviv, among others. She has published two volumes of poetry: In zumerdikeyt fun oysgemekter velt (In the summertime of a world erased) (Beersheba, 1993), 189 pp.; and Laila yaatfeni (Night will cover me) (Beersheba, 1993).