Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Herman Taube z'l, Yiddish poet

I had the privilege of photographing the wonderful Yiddish poet, Herman Taube some years ago. Born in Lodz, Poland in 1918, he passed away yesterday. He was a survivor of the Holocaust, and a military veteran of the conflict. He was a totally charming living repository of Yiddish language and culture.

May his good name be remembered for a blessing.

A poem can be found here, and a biography here. His many books are available on Amazon.

"I live on a reserve of burdensome memories amassed in dark times. They are the power that excites, provokes, and stimulates my actions."—Herman Taube

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