Thursday 28 January 2016


YANKEV GORA (1896-July 1976)
            He was born in Warsaw.  He received both a Jewish and a secular education.  He survived the Warsaw Ghetto and Auschwitz.  From 1948 he was living in Ottawa.  He published articles and memoirs about the camps in such serials as: Keneder odler (Canadian eagle) in Montreal, Idishe zhurnal (Jewish journal) in Toronto, and Tog (Day) and Morgn zhurnal (Morning) in New York.  In book form: Dos iz der emes, emes hundert protsent (This is the truth, the truth 100%) (Montreal, 1966), 100 pp.  He died in Ottawa.

Source: Kh. L. Fuks, Hundert yor yidishe un hebreishe literatur in kanade (A century of Yiddish and Hebrew literature in Canada) (Montreal, 1980).

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 154.

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