HOLOCAUST survivor Jacob Rosenberg was a poet, author and storyteller who died in October 2008, aged 86.
After years of writing poetry and prose in Yiddish, Rosenberg wanted to reach a wider audience and started writing in English.
His first book of poems in English was My Father’s Silence, published in 1994. After publishing two more collections of poetry, he wrote a book of short fiction, Lives and Embers (2003), his memoirs East of Time (2005) and Sunrise West (2007), and a novel, The Hollow Tree (2008).
Now some of Australia’s leading writers are paying tribute to Rosenberg in a new book being launched last week in Melbourne, titled Singing For All He’s Worth. …
Rosenberg was born in Poland in 1922 and went to a state school until his formal education was cut short by the Nazi invasion.
The Rosenberg family was confined to the Lodz ghetto until August 1944, when they were transported to Auschwitz. Rosenberg spent two months in Auschwitz and the rest of the war in other camps – he was the only member of his family to survive. / jewishnews.net.au