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Iurii Matveevich Ioffe

poet

Iurii Ioffe, USSR Poet.

Background

Ioffe, Iurii was born in 1921 in Khar’kov.

Career

Teacher of mathematics. Involved in the human rights movement. His poems circulated in samizdat in the 1960s.

Emigrated, 1972. Lives in West Germany. Many books of his poetry have been published in the West.