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Dan Pagis (born on October 16, 1930 — died on July 29, 1986) was an Israeli poet, lecturer and holocaust survivor. He was born in R?d?u?i, Bukovina in Romania and imprisoned as a child in a concentration camp in Ukraine. He escaped in 1944 and in 1946 arrived safely in Eretz Israel where he became a schoolteacher in a kibbutz.
Total Books: 9
He earned his PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he later taught Medieval Hebrew Literature . His first published book of poetry was Sheon ha-Tsel ("The Shadow Clock") in 1959. In 1970 he published a major work entitled Gilgul - which may be translated as "Revolution, cycle, transformation, metamorphosis, metempsychosis," etc. Other poems include: "Written in Pencil in the Sealed Railway-Car," "Testimony, "Europe, Late," "Autobiography," and "Draft of a Reparations Agreement." Pagis knew many languages, and translated multiple works of literature.
He died in Israel on July 29, 1986, after a battle with cancer.
Pagis' most widely-cited poem is :
written in pencil in the sealed railway car
here in this carloadI am evewith abel my sonif you see my older soncain son of adamtell him that I