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Leib Kvitko Biography and Poems

Leib Kvitko Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Leib Kvitko, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Kvitko, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Leib Kvitko (Russian : , Yiddish) (October 15, 1890 – August 12, 1952) was a prominent Yiddish poet, an author of well-known children's poems and a member of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (JAC). He was one of the editors of Eynikayt (the JAC's newspaper) and of the Heymland, a literary magazine. He was executed in Moscow on August 12, 1952 together with twelve other members of the JAC, a massacre known as the Night of the Murdered Poets. Kvitko was rehabilitated in 1955.

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