Lazar, Samson

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LAZAR, SAMSON (originally Lascǎr Şaraga ; 1892–1968), Romanian author. The son of a Jassy publisher, he first wrote Pe o harpǎ de aramǎ ("On a Bronze Harp," 1916), a volume of sonnets illustrated by the painter R. *Rubin. Lazar translated works by Ber *Borechov, then renounced Zionism, but immigrated to Israel in 1957. There he published verse on heroic Israel themes and prose works about Romanian-Jewish life, such as Zavera ("The Revolt," 1964) and Neguri ("Fog" 1967).