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Halina Birenbaum

Halina Birenbaum

Halina Birenbaum (born 1929) is a Holocaust survivor, writer, poet and translator. Born in Warsaw, Birenbaum spent her childhood in a Warsaw ghetto and later on in Nazi concentration camps: Majdanek, Auschwitz (O?wi?cim), Ravensbrück and Neustadt-Glewe, from which she was liberated in 1945. In 1947 she moved to Israel, where she started a family.

In March 2001 she was awarded a title of Person of Unity 2001 by Polish Rada Chrzescijan i ?ydów



* Hope is the last to die (Nadzieja umiera ostatnia), 1967. Translated into English, German, French, Japanese, and Hebrew
* Return to ancestors' land (Powrót do ziemi praojców), 1991
* Scream for remembrance (Wo?anie o pami??)


* Even when I laugh (Nawet gdy si? ?miej?)
* Not about flowers (Nie o Kwiatach)
* How in words (Jak mo?na w s?owach)

External links

* http://www.zchor.org/birenbaum/halina.htm
* http://www.dialog.org/dialog/hbirenbaum.htm


Halina Birenbaum - a writer, poet, and translator - born in Poland, was fifteen when the war ended and has been living in Israel since 1946. Her opus vitae "hope is the last to die" has been published in Poland, Israel, Germany and the United States - fast becoming a classic of holocaust literature. Her volumes of poetry include several titles, originally published in Polish and Hebrew.
The poet can be contacted by email:
halina "at" 012.net.il (replace "at" by @ to avid spam