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Abba Kovner

1918 - 1987

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Abba Kovner (Hebrew: אבא קובנר; 14 March 1918 – 25 September 1987) was a Polish-Jewish partisan leader, and later an Israeli poet and writer. In the Vilna Ghetto, his manifesto was the first time that a target of the Holocaust identified the German plan to murder all Jews. His attempt to organize a ghetto uprising failed, but he fled into the forest, joined Soviet partisans, and survived the war. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abba Kovner has received more than 394,485 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Abba Kovner is the 227th most popular social activist, the 63rd most popular biography from Belarus and the 2nd most popular Belarusian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Abba Kovner ranks 227 out of 538Before him are Carl Oberg, Ryszard Siwiec, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, Nikolai Kuznetsov, Nancy Wake, and Isaeus. After him are Anna Hazare, Hazi Aslanov, Billy Milligan, Ryu Gwansun, Djamila Bouhired, and Paul Watson.

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Among people born in 1918, Abba Kovner ranks 102Before him are Dora Ratjen, Cicely Saunders, Vasyl Sukhomlynsky, Kazuo Sakamaki, Ajahn Chah, and Helmut Lent. After him are Borys Paton, Bebo Valdés, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Ida Lupino, Leila Mourad, and Raimon Panikkar. Among people deceased in 1987, Abba Kovner ranks 76Before him are Alfred Bester, Bertrand de Jouvenel, Zeca Afonso, Danny Kaye, Morton Feldman, and Henri Cochet. After him are Otto Wöhler, He Yingqin, Mary Astor, Carlos José Castilho, Gretl Braun, and Anatoli Papanov.

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Among people born in Belarus, Abba Kovner ranks 63 out of 330Before him are Yevno Azef (1869), Mikołaj "the Red" Radziwiłł (1512), Antoine Pevsner (1884), Mikhail Borodin (1884), Fyodor Kuznetsov (1898), and Salomon Maimon (1754). After him are Chiang Fang-liang (1916), Lew Sapieha (1557), Oscar Milosz (1877), S. Ansky (1863), Konstanty Kalinowski (1838), and Lucjan Żeligowski (1865).


Among social activists born in Belarus, Abba Kovner ranks 2Before him are Alexander Parvus (1867). After him are Tuvia Bielski (1906), Vasily Ignatenko (1961), Menachem Mendel Schneersohn (1789), Roman Protasevich (1995), and Valery Levaneuski (1963).