Lillian Boraks-Nemetz was born in Warsaw, Poland. As a child, she was incarcerated in the Warsaw Ghetto for eighteen months. She then hid under a false identity until the war was over.
In 1947, she and her family moved to Canada, living first in Montreal, then Vancouver, and finally settling in Victoria.
With a Master's degree in Comparative Literature, Boraks-Nemetz is now a poet and novelist. In addition to her own original works, she has translated two books of poetry by Polish authors into English. She teaches Creative Writing at the UBC Department of Continuing Studies.
Boraks-Nemetz also co-founded the Holocaust Child Survivour Group of Vancouver, and was the Chair for four years. She often gives talks to educate students about the Holocaust and racism.
Bio by Niki B.
- Ghost Children, Ronsdale Press 2000
- The Lenski File, Roussan, 2000
- The Sunflower Diary, Roussan, 1999
- The Old Brown Suitcase, Ben-Simon, 1994
- Garden of Steel, Ekstasis Editions, 1993