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Ruth Bondy

Ruth Bondy

Czech-born Israeli writer and translator
Ruth Bondy
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Intro Czech-born Israeli writer and translator
Was Writer Journalist Translator
From Czech Republic Israel
Type Journalism Literature
Gender female
Birth 19 June 1923, Prague, Czech Republic
Death 14 November 2017, Ramat Gan, Israel (aged 94 years)
Star sign Gemini
Awards
Tchernichovsky Prize 2014
Sokolov Award  
Yitzhak Sadeh Prize 1976
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Ruth Bondy
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Biography

Ruth Bondy (June 19, 1923 – November 14, 2017) was a Czech-Israeli journalist and translator. Bondy was a Holocaust survivor who wrote for the Israeli newspaper Davar and translated books written in Czech to Hebrew. She was awarded the Sokolov Award in 1987 and the Tchernichovsky Prize in 2014.

Early life and education

Bondy was born on June 19, 1923 in Prague. She studied literature and journalism in Czechoslovakia and was a member of a Zionist group as a teenager.

Career

Bondy began her career as a translator for the UP News Agency in the 1940s. During the Holocaust, Bondy was sent to Theresienstadt in 1942 and Birkenau in 1943. After the end of World War II, Bondy trained in the military as a volunteer and moved to Haifa, Israel in 1948. After arriving in Israel, Bondy was a journalist for the Israeli newspaper Davar before working for Devar ha-Shavua and Omer in 1953. She remained in journalism for over thirty years and taught at Tel Aviv University.

Outside of journalism, Bondy translated Czech books into Hebrew and wrote multiple biographies including ones about Jakob Edelstein and Pinchas Rosen. Her 1976 book The Emissary: The Life of Enzo Sereni won the Yitzhak Sadeh Prize.

Works

  • The Emissary: The Life and Death of Enzo Sereni (1973)
  • Small Comforts (1975)
  • Felix: Pinhas Rosen and his Time (1980)
  • Chaim Sheba: Physician for All People (1981)
  • Signed and Sealed: A Guide to Journalistic Writing (1982)
  • Elder of the Jews: Jacob Edelstein of Theresienstadt (1989)
  • Whole Fragments (1997)
  • Uprooted Roots (2002)

Translations

  • The Good Soldier Schweik, by Jaroslav Hašek (1980)
  • Immortality, by Milan Kundera (1991)
  • Life with a Star by Jiří Weil (1991)
  • Call Me Friend: The Children's Newspaper "Kamarad" from the Theresienstadt Ghetto, 1943–1944. (1998)

Awards and honours

In 1967, Bondy was the first woman to be awarded the Sokolov Award. In 2014, she was honoured with the Tchernichovsky Prize. Other awards Bondy was given include the Jiri Theiner and Gratias Agit awards.

Death

On November 14, 2017, Bondy died in Ramat Gan, Israel.

Personal life

Bondy had one daughter with her husband Raphael Bashan and remained married until their divorce in 1981.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 01 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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