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A Hasid Turns Modern: A YIVO Autobiography, Part 1

The first in a series of posts about an auto­bi­og­ra­phy found in the YIVO archives from 1930s Poland.

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A Hasid Turns Modern: A YIVO Autobiography, Part 2

The sec­ond in a series of posts about an auto­bi­og­ra­phy found in the YIVO archives from 1930s Poland: RJ’s hatred of women but love for the hasidic tale!

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A Hasid Turns Modern: A YIVO Autobiography, Part 3

The third in a series of five posts about an auto­bi­og­ra­phy found in the YIVO archives from 1930s Poland: the ched­er years!

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A Hasid Turns Modern: A YIVO Autobiography, Part 4

The fourth in a series of five posts about an auto­bi­og­ra­phy found in the YIVO archives from 1930s Poland: sui­cide and the mod­ern library of a maskil.

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A Hasid Turns Modern: A YIVO Autobiography, Conclusion

The fifth and final post in an inves­ti­ga­tion of an auto­bi­og­ra­phy found in the YIVO archives from 1930s Poland: why do we need to read these auto­bi­ogra­phies today?

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Jewish Autobiographies in Polish Translation: An Interview with Joanna Degler

A inter­view dis­cussing a project to pub­lish crit­i­cal edi­tions, in Pol­ish, of 25 of the most impor­tant mem­oirs culled from a larg­er col­lec­tion of his­tor­i­cal Pol­ish Jew­ish mem­oirs and auto­bi­o­graph­i­cal sources.

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