Yoram Gross


Yoram Gross’ novel Samson is a fictional journey to the times of the Second World War and an attempt to understand the mechanisms ruling people’s lives in this particularly difficult and cruel time. „Wonderful, crazy, fanciful, daring, written in a language which Poland lacks today” Prof Paweł Śpiewak

Żydowski Instytut Historyczny
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Yoram Gross was born in 1926 in Kraków to a Jewish family. After the Second World War, he studied musicology at the Jagiellonian University and as soon as in 1947 he joined the film industry. In 1950 he emigrated from Poland to Israel, where he quickly became a respected, independent producer and director. His fist full-length animated film Joseph the Dreamer (1961) won many international awards. In 1968 Yoram Gross moved with his family to Sydney. In Australia he set up Film Studio, where animations known around the world were made, including Dot and the Kangaroo and Blinky Bill. He was awarded Order of Australia for his contribution to the Australian film industry. In 2011 he became a Commander of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland and recipient of the Silver Medal of the Merit to Culture — Gloria Artis. 

He still lives in Sydney with his wife Sandra. They have two children, Guy and Karen, and five grandchildren: Nakish, Oscar, Sabina, Sacha and Sophie, and also a wonderful dog Bella. 

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