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Childhood in Sevastopol and Youth in Vilna: “A sad-eyed child,” March 1918–September 1939

in The Fall of a Sparrow: The Life and Times of Abba Kovner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762489
eISBN:
9780804772525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762489.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter details the early life of Abba Kovner, who was born in Sevastopol, at the southern tip of the Crimean peninsula, on March 14, 1918. Between 1934 and 1938, from age 16 to 20, he devoted ... More


From the Land of the Holocaust to the Land of Life: “Mammeh, may I cry now?” July–December 1944

in The Fall of a Sparrow: The Life and Times of Abba Kovner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762489
eISBN:
9780804772525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762489.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter details Kovner's return to Vilna in July 1944. Even before his return, Kovner knew that virtually nothing was left. Almost all his high school friends and teachers had been killed at ... More


Serving the Party and at Odds with It “Has the time come to forgive Germany?”

in The Fall of a Sparrow: The Life and Times of Abba Kovner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762489
eISBN:
9780804772525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762489.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Kovner returned to Kibbutz Ein Hahoresh when the War of Independence ended, which marked the beginning of almost four decades of channeling his energy into various civilian projects. He was a member ... More


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