Chava ROSENFARB (Khave ROZNFARB) - Lodz ghetto survivor #general


Ken Drabinsky <kenjdgen@...>
 

Not having come across postings about Chava ROSENFARB in the JewishGen
discussion list, I would like to draw JewishGen members attention to 3
articles of Tablet Magazine (http://www.tabletmag.com/). Chava
ROSENFARB--distinguished author of the novels The Tree of Life: A
Trilogy of Life in the Lodz Ghetto, Bociany, and Of Lodz and Love, and
the short story collection Survivors--was a frequent contributor to the
Yiddish literary journal Di goldene keyt.

1. The April 18th 2013 edition of Tablet Magazine See the link
http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/books/129384/the-bard-of-lodz

(MOD: http://tinyurl.com/p3rst4o)

edition highlights the ghetto survival of Chava ROSENFARB who not only wrote a
novel about her life in the Lodz Ghetto "The Tree of Life" (Yiddish
1972)

2. She also writes eloquently about another amazing personality -
Simkha-Bunim SHAYEVITCH (1907-1944) who was her mentor and associate
while in the Lodz Ghetto. the link is...
http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/books/111880/the-last-poet-of-lodz

(MOD: http://tinyurl.com/9estm9a)

3. January 27, 2014. Chava's Bergen Belsen Diary. The link:

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/books/160640/rosenfarb-bergen-belsen-diary

(MOD: http://tinyurl.com/m5o5kr5)

...written upon her release in 1945.

What is even more amazing for me is that I discovered that Chava's
daughter Goldie MORGENTALER, professor of English at the University of
Lethbridge who translated the original Yiddish version of her mother's
book, lives a mere 2 hour drive >from my home town of Calgary Alberta.
Her father was of course, the well-known Canadian medical specialist
and controversial Abortion rights crusader... Dr. Henry MORGENTALER of
Montreal.

For those of you who are unaware of Chava's writings, I recommend
taking a few moments to check the links.

Best regards,

Ken Drabinsky

Coordinator
Kolo-Rypin-Plock Area Research Group (KRPARG)
www.krparg.org

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