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  • In Those Nightmarish Days by Peretz Opoczynski
    In Those Nightmarish Days (English, Paperback) Peretz Opoczynski, Josef Zelkowicz

    This volume sheds light on two brilliant but lesser known ghetto journalists: Josef Zelkowicz and Peretz Opoczynski. An ordained rabbi, Zelkowicz became a key member of the archive in the Lodz ghetto. Opoczynski was a journalist and mailman who contributed to the Warsaw ghetto's secret Oyneg Shabes archive. While other ghetto writers sought to create an objective record of their circumstances,...

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  • The Glatstein Chronicles by Jacob Glatstein
    The Glatstein Chronicles (English, Paperback) Jacob Glatstein

    In 1934, with World War II on the horizon, writer Jacob Glatstein (1896-1971) travelled from his home in America to his native Poland to visit his dying mother. He is one of the foremost Yiddish poets of the day. This title is based on his journey, which intertwines his childhood memories with observations of growing anti-Semitism in Europe.

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  • The I. L. Peretz Reader by Isaac Leib Peretz
    The I. L. Peretz Reader (English, Paperback) Isaac Leib Peretz

    Isaac Leybush Peretz (1852-1915) is an influential figure of modern Jewish culture. This volume, which presents a memoir, poem, travelogue and 26 stories by Peretz, also provides an essay about Peretz's life by Ruth R. Wisse, and Peretz's great visionary drama "A Night in the Old Marketplace".

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  • The Zelmenyaners by Moyshe Kulbak
    The Zelmenyaners (English, Paperback) Moyshe Kulbak

    Offers an English translation of a classic of Yiddish literature, considered one of the great comic novels of the twentieth century. This title describes the travails of a Jewish family in Minsk that is torn asunder by the new Soviet reality.

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  • The End of Everything by David Bergelson
    The End of Everything (English, Paperback) David Bergelson

    A novel that depicts the lives of upwardly mobile, self-aware nouveaux riche Jews in the waning years of the Russian Empire.

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