a dear friend has passed
Chava Rosenfarb (1923, Łódź, Poland-2011), was a Holocaust survivor and Jewish-Canadian author of Yiddish poetry and novels, a major contributor to post-World War II Yiddish Literature. Rosenfarb began writing poetry as young as eight. After surviving the Łódź ghetto (known as Ghetto Litzmannstadt), Rosenfarb was deported to Auschwitz, where her father died, and then sent to a work camp at Sasel (subcamp of Neuengamme concentration camp), where she built houses for the bombed out Germans of Hamburg.
Her novels and short stories have won numerous international prizes, including the Canadian John Glassco Prize and the Israeli Manger Prize, the highest award for Yiddish literature.
My diary about her 2006