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Jacob G. Rosenberg Jacob G. Rosenberg i(A11677 works by) (a.k.a. Yaakov Rozenberg; Jacob ben Gershon Rosenberg; Yaakov ben Gershon Rosenberg)
Born: Established: 28 Aug 1922 Lodz,
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Poland,
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Eastern Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 30 Oct 2008 Malvern, South Yarra - Glen Iris area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1948
Heritage: Polish
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BiographyHistory

Jacob Rosenberg, the youngest sibling of a working class family, grew up in Lodz, Poland. Following the German occupation of Poland, Rosenberg and his family were confined to the Lodz ghetto. From there they were transported to Aushwitz, where the entire family, except for Jacob, died within a few days of arrival. After two months in Auschwitz he spent the remainder of the war in various other concentration camps. After the war, Rosenberg met and married Esther Laufer at a displaced persons' camp in Italy. They migrated to Australia in 1948 and settled in Melbourne, Victoria, where they continued to live.

Rosenberg's work as a writer reflected much of his experiences during the war. He wrote in Yiddish and English, and a number of his poems were translated into Hebrew and Russian. Rosenberg was a regular contributor to Yiddish journals in Australia and internationally, and he was a member of the Yiddish Writers' Club.

Most Referenced Works

Notes

  • Author writes in these languages: ENGLISH, YIDDISH.

Awards for Works

Sunrise West 2007 single work autobiography 'Sunrise West recounts his incarceration in Auschwitz, Wolfsburg and Ebensee, his liberation, followed by three and a half years as a displaced person in Italy, and the early period of his life in Australia'. (Source : Richard Freadman This Crazy Thing a Life : Australian Jewish Autobiography (2007))
2008 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Community Relations Commission Award
2008 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction
2008 winner Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Award for Non-Fiction
East of Time 2005 single work autobiography 'East of Time narrates his prewar childhood and adolescence in Lodz, through to the liquidation of the ghetto and his family's deportation to Auschwitz'. (Source : Richard Freadman, This Crazy Thing a Life : Australian Jewish Autobiography (2007))
2007 winner National Biography Award
2006 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards The Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction
2006 shortlisted ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal
2006 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction
2006 shortlisted Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Award for Innovation in Writing
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