Wednesday 3 February 2016


ANA DRESNER (ANNA DRESNEROWA) (b. October 22, 1922)
            She was born in Kolomaye, Galicia.  She received an ethnic Jewish education.  She graduated from a Jewish state middle school in 1941 and in philology and Russian literature from the pedagogical institute in 1946.  She was repatriated to Poland, and in 1964 made aliya to Israel.  She studied Yiddish literature at the Hebrew University, and later served as a teacher of Yiddish literature there.  She prepared her dissertation on the development of the novel in Sholem-Aleykhem’s work.  She has been involved in research work in Yiddish literature and with translations of Yiddish writers into Polish: Sholem Asch, Y. L. Perets, Sholem-Aleykhem, and others.  Her books include: Y. L. Perets, Wybór opowiadań (Selected writings) (Warsaw, 1958), 364 pp.; Sholem-Aleykhem, Dzieje Tewji Mleczarza (The stories of Tevye the milkman) (Warsaw, 1960), 201 pp.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 203-4.

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