Between Sky and Sea by Herz Bergner

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November 2010, no. 326
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Richard Freadman reviews 'Between Sky and Sea' by Herz Bergner

Between Sky and Sea

by Herz Bergner

Text Publishing, $27.95 pb, 240 pp,

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Between Sky and Sea by Herz Bergner

Reviewed by
November 2010, no. 326

Herz Bergner arrived in Melbourne in 1938, having left Warsaw after Hitler’s rise to power. Already a published Yiddish short story writer, he joined a group of progressive Yiddish-speaking writers and thinkers who often gathered at the Kadimah Library in Carlton. As information about the Holocaust began to reach these shores, Bergner argued passionately for an increase in European immigration to Australia. He also began work on a novel in Yiddish about a boatload of Jewish refugees (and some others) adrift on the high seas, supposedly destined for Australia.

Richard Freadman reviews 'Between Sky and Sea' by Herz Bergner

Between Sky and Sea

by Herz Bergner

Text Publishing, $27.95 pb, 240 pp,

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