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Lev Moiseevich Kvitko

poet

Lev Kvitko, USSR Poet.

Background

Kvitko, Lev was born on October 15, 1890 in Goloskovo, Ukraine.

Career

Orphan, began independent life at the age of 10. His poem RedStorm, 1918, was the first Jewish poem on the October Revolution. Began writing children’s poems in Yiddish, 1919.