Tuesday 9 February 2016


BER HOF (d. 1943)
            He was born in Riga.  On the eve of WWII, he completed his doctorate from the philosophy faculty [of the University of Latvia?].  He was the author of Yiddish opera librettos and (together with the composer Strok) of the opera Di yidn in mitsraim (The Jews in Egypt).  He died in the Riga ghetto.

Sources: Yizker almanakh fun riger relif (Remembrance almanac for Riga relief) (New York, 1948); B. Mark, Umgekumene shrayber fun di getos un lagern (Murdered writers from the ghettos and camps) (Warsaw, 1954), p. 210.

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