Kamson, Ya'akov (Jacob) David

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KAMSON, YA'AKOV (Jacob ) DAVID (1907–1980), Hebrew poet. Born in Vorna, Lithuania, Kamson immigrated to Palestine in 1926, living first in Jerusalem and later in Ashkelon. While in Germany he began publishing his poems in the German-Jewish press, and later contributed to most Hebrew periodicals. His works include Yerushalayim (1950), a collection of poems on the theme of Jerusalem, and books of poetry and stories for children. He was an editor of the album about Lithuanian Jewry, Yahadut Lita (1959). He also wrote in Yiddish. For a list of English translations of his poetry see Goell, Bibliography, 30f.


U. Ofek, Gan ha-Ḥaruzim (1961), 97; G. Bergson, Sheloshah Dorot be-Sifrut ha-Yeladim ha-Ivrit (1966), 165f.

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