JUN-BRODA, INA


JUN-BRODA, INA (1902–1983), Yugoslav poet and translator. Born in Zagreb, Ina Jun-Broda wrote stories for Jewish children. She was a leader of the left-wing women's organization and after the Nazi invasion fled to Dalmatia, where she joined the partisans. In 1947 she settled in Vienna and thereafter published poems, essays, and German translations from Serbo-Croat and Italian. Much of her work reflects her experiences during World War II. Der Dichter in der Barbarei (1950) contains sensitive but powerful verse inspired by her life in the occupation period and after; Die schwarze Erde (1958), an anthology of Yugoslav partisan poetry; and the first Serbo-Croat selection of Bertolt Brecht's poems, Pjesme (1961). She also produced a German version of Krleza's "Balladen des Peter Kerempuch" and commented on Croatian poetry in her "Die aelteste kroatische Dichtung," Zagreb, 1972.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Jevrejski almanah (1959/60), 6–7 (Eng. summ.) and the Eventov Archives Jerusalem,

[Zdenko Lowenthal]


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