Tuesday 6 February 2018


AVROM NETSAKH (1897-1997)
            Due to fear for the safety of his relatives in Soviet Russia, he wrote under this pseudonym [real name: Eliezer Nanas].  He received a traditional education.  By profession he worked as a bookkeeper.  He spent the years 1937-1957 in Soviet prisons and concentration camps.  He was [later] a Chabad follower and lived near Jerusalem.  His works include: Mayne tsvantsik yor in sovetishe turmes (My twenty years in Soviet orisons) (Brooklyn, New York, 1980/1981), four parts in one volume, experiences of a Russian Jew who was rescued from twenty years of captivity in prisons and labor camps in Soviet Russia.  He was known in Soviet camps as Subbota (Sabbath).

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 392.]

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