Deborah Baron, Lithuanian Jewish Writer, Dies

Deborah Baron, who won the Bialik Prize for her short stories descriptive of life in Lithuania and Palestine, died here last night at the age of 69 after a long illness.

Born near Minsk, she emigrated to Palestine in 1911 and joined the staff of a Hebrew workers’ party weekly. She was exiled to Alexandria by the Turkish Government in 1915.

In 1931, she translated into He brew Gustave Flaubert’s. “Madame Bovary.” Two collections of her work have been published, entitled “Sippurim” (Tales) and “Ketanot” (Minor Things). It was for the latter collection, published in 1933, that she was awarded the literary prize which bears the name of the Hebrew poet Chaim Nachman Bialik.

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