Ezra Fleischer

(1928 - 2006 / Timişoara)

Ezra Fleischer
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Ezra Fleischer (born 14 July 1928; died 25 July 2006) was a Romanian-Israeli Hebrew-language poet and philologist.

Fleischer was born in 1928 in Timişoara, in the Banat region of western Romania, and studied in the Jewish school that his father, Judah Loeb Fleischer, had founded in 1918.

After World War II, Fleischer was active in the Bnei Akiva movement in Romania and was imprisoned for his Zionist activities. While in prison, he wrote an epic Hebrew poem, “Massa Gog,” in which he predicted the downfall of Communism. The poem was smuggled out of Romania and was published in Israel, under a pen name, where it caused somewhat of a “literary sensation”. Further books of ... more »

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