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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די ייִדיש־אַנאַרכיסטישע באַוועגונג אין אַמעריקע

The Jewish Anarchist Movement in America

Joseph Cohen

Translation by Emil Kerenji

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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מײַן שטעטל קאָצק

Kock, My Town

Motl Siemiatycki

Translation by Helen Mintz

Motl Siemiatycki’s Memoirs from the Kock Yizkor book.

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שאַך־מאַט

Checkmate

Mordkhe Wolfshaut-Dinkes

Translation by Jonah S. Boyarin

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

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אױסלאַנד: מײַנע באַגעגענישן

Abroad: My Encounters

A. Mokdoni

Translation by Hayyim Rothman

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

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באַגעגעניש מיט מרדכי געבירטיג

At Home with Mordecai Gebirtig

Rachmil Bryks

Translation by Yermiyahu Ahron Taub

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

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