Wednesday 13 March 2019


YANKEV-YOYSEF KORTS (J. J. KORTZ) (b. January 22, 1910)
            He was born in Warsaw.  He descended from a working family.  In 1941 he was arrested by the Gestapo on the Aryan side of the city.  He survived Auschwitz and Buchenwald as an Aryan.  Until 1961 he lived in Warsaw and thereafter emigrated to Australia.  He wrote articles for: Folks-shtime (Voice of the people) in Warsaw, Oystralishe yidishe nayes (Australian Jewish news), Melburner bleter (Melbourne pages), and Yisroel shtime (Voice of Israel) in Tel Aviv.  In book form: Yidisher vidershtand in natsi-okupirtn poyln (The Jewish resistance in Nazi-occupied Poland) (Tel Aviv: B. Shafir, 1979), 120 pp.—in small format.  He adopted the name Yablonski.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 479-80.

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