Michael Lev

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Michael Lev

Michael (Mishe) Lev (3 July 1917 - 23 May 2013) was a Yiddish language writer.

Lev was born in Pohrebysche,[1] Ukraine. He studied Yiddish language and literature in Moscow, and worked at a Yiddish publishing house, where his first publications appeared. During World War II Lev fought in the Russian army, was taken prisoner, escaped, and joined the partisans.[1] His wartime experiences became the main theme of his writings. He published 17 books in Yiddish, Russian and Hebrew.[2] He died, aged 95, in Rehovot, Israel.


  1. ^ a b Krutikov, Mikhail.Michael Lev, Sobibor, and Soviet Yiddish Culture, Introduction to Sobibor (2007)
  2. ^ "צום אָנדענק פֿון מישע לעוו ע״ה". yiddish.forward.com. Retrieved 2013-05-26.