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Freidus, Borokhov, and the Café Royal

Bak­er explores the career of Abra­ham S. Frei­dus, a reclu­sive, pio­neer­ing, and Yid­dish-the­ater-lov­ing Judaica librar­i­an. His research reveals the tight nexus that exist­ed a cen­tu­ry ago between a small coterie of East­ern Euro­pean-born Judaica librar­i­ans in the Unit­ed States; their phil­an­thropic patrons of Cen­tral Euro­pean back­ground; and the large­ly male, Yid­dish-speak­ing read­ers who fre­quent­ed the impor­tant Jew­ish libraries of that era. 

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