Friday 25 January 2019


RIVKE KOGUT (b. 1912)
            She was born in Pinsk, Suvalk Province.  In 1919 she moved with her family to Kovno, where she graduated from a Jewish public school.  She debuted in print with poetry in Funken (Sparks) in Kovno.  She published in children’s magazines and the youth section of Kovno’s Yiddish newspapers.  She survived the Kovno ghetto and Stutthof Concentration Camp.  After the war, she returned to Kovno.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 467-68.

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