Herz Bergner

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Herz Bergner
Born1907
Radymno, Poland
Died1970
Melbourne, Australia
Occupationwriter
LanguageYiddish/English
NationalityPolish/Australian
Notable worksBetween Sky and Sea
Notable awardsALS Gold Medal
Years active1928–1966

Herz Bergner (1907–1970) was a novelist who was born in Radymno, Poland in 1907. His family moved to Vienna, Austria, at the start of World War I, and returned to Poland at the end of the war. Bergner's brother, Melech Ravitch, a Yiddish writer, emigrated to Australia in 1933. Herz Bergner followed him in 1938, originally to raise funds for Jewish secular schools in Poland.[1] Once in Australia Bergner met Pinchus Goldhar and other Yiddish writers and, together with Abraham Schulman and Goldhar, began the literary publication Oyfboy which was published in Melbourne.[2]

In 1948 Bergner was awarded the ALS Gold Medal for his novel Between Sky and Sea.

Herz Bergner died in 1970.[2]

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  • The New House (1941)
  • Where the Truth Lies (1966)

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