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A photograph of Kate Bosse and Gwyn Griffiths on their wedding day in Pontypridd, September 1939.

Kate Bosse-Griffiths – a short biography.

Kate Bosse-Griffiths was a Jewish refugee who fled to Britain from Germany in 1937. She married Welshman John Gwyn Griffiths in September 1939 and moved to Pentre in the Rhondda. She learned Welsh and became a passionate advocate for the Welsh language, even publishing poetry and books in Welsh. The family moved to Swansea after the war, where she continued to write for the Welsh-language press, supporting the creation of the Cymdeithas yr Iaith (Welsh Language Society) in 1962. She died in Swansea in 1998.


Wikipedia, Käthe Bosse-Griffiths (2022) [accessed 2 August 2022]

Depository: The photograph is from Heini Gruffudd’s private collection.

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