Illustration from "The Little Horse", Leib Kvitko, 1947

1972

Ref. # 047a-294

gouache on paper
12x10 cm

1972

gouache on paper
12x10 cm

Leib (Lev) Kvitko (1890–1952) was a prominent Yiddish poet, an author of well-known children's poems and a member of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (JAC). He was one of the editors of Eynikayt (the JAC's newspaper) and of the Heymland, a literary magazine. He was executed in Moscow on August 12, 1952 together with twelve other members of the JAC, a massacre known as the Night of the Murdered Poets. Kvitko was rehabilitated in 1955.

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