Texts & Translations

New translations into English of Yiddish language materials including poetry, stories, essays, and archival materials of all kinds. Original Yiddish texts are presented in a standardized orthography and are fully searchable.

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באַגעגעניש מיט מרדכי געבירטיג

At Home with Mordecai Gebirtig

An extract from Rach­mil Bryks’ mem­oir The Fugi­tives (New York, 1975)

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אױסלאַנד: מײַנע באַגעגענישן

Abroad: My Encounters

Extract from Mok­doni’s mem­oir recount­ing his mem­o­ries of Rab­bi Yaakov Meir Zalkind. 

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שאַך־מאַט

Checkmate

An extract from Mord­khe Wolf­shaut-Dinkes’s holo­caust memoir.

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מײַן שטעטל קאָצק

Kock, My Town

Motl Siemi­aty­ck­i’s Mem­oirs from the Kock Yizkor book.

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די ייִדיש־אַנאַרכיסטישע באַוועגונג אין אַמעריקע

The Jewish Anarchist Movement in America

This chap­ter from Joseph Cohen’s mem­oir offers a rare glimpse into the Amer­i­can Jew­ish Anar­chist cir­cles of the ear­ly twen­ti­eth century.

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