Leah Goldberg, 1911-1970

Raised in Lithuania, Goldberg settled in Tel Aviv in 1935 and became a Hebrew poet, literary translator, and author of children’s books and plays. She referenced the effects of World War II on Jews in her works. Her poetry collections “Smoke Rings” in 1935 and “Green-Eyed Spike” in 1939 are among the classics of Hebrew literature. She won the Israel Prize in 1970.

Photo: David Eldan, National Photo Collection of Israel