Texts & Translation

The History of "Shund" Literature in Yiddish

Khone Shmeruk

Translation by Tsiona Lida

Edited by Saul Noam Zaritt

A translation of Khone Shmeruk's foundational article for the study of shund in Yiddish literature.


Before Birobidzhan

Yevgeniy Fiks

Yevgeniy Fiks visits Birobidzhan, and refuses nostalgia and mourning on his return. 


A Writer in the Spa: Identifying Jacob Glatstein’s Protagonist

Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska

In his novel Ven Yash iz gekumen, Jacob Glatstein wrote a Poland both familiar and strange, and peopled it with characters based on the real-life literary figures and historians he met in the spa town of Nałęczów. 

Texts & Translation

אַ ייִדישע היסטאָריקערין פֿון לובלין

A Jewish Historian from Lublin

Jacob Glatstein

Translation by Sunny Yudkoff and Saul Noam Zaritt

Jacob Glatstein reminisces about the spa town of Nałęczów and about Bella Mandelsberg, a young historian he met there.