Friday 25 November 2016


MIRIAM YOLON (b. August 21, 1900)
            She was a Hebrew poetess, born in Potoki, Russia.  From 1920 she was living in Israel.  She began writing in Russian; in Israel she switched over to Hebrew, and she also began publishing poems there in Yiddish.  From 1934 she wrote poems and stories for children and published a series of children’s books.

Source: Getzel Kressel, Leksikon hasifrut haivrit (Handbook of Hebrew literature) (Merḥavya, 1967), vol. 2.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 293.

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