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.

Texts & Translation

פּאָגראָמען אין אוקראַיִנע : די צײַט פֿון דער פֿרײַװיליקער אַרמײ

The Pogroms in Ukraine: the Period of the Volunteer Army

Excepts from Nokhem Shtif’s accounts of pogroms in Ukraine dur­ing the Russ­ian Civ­il War. 

Texts & Translation

ייִדן און ייִדיש

Essays on Yiddishism

Best known for his call to found a uni­ver­si­ty-lev­el insti­tu­tion devot­ed to Ashke­naz­ic cul­ture, which helped to lead to the found­ing of YIVO, Nokhem Shtif devel­ops his argu­ments for Yid­dishism in these excerpts from his 1920 work, Yid­dish and the Jews.”