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Yiddish in Weimar Berlin : at the crossroads of diaspora politics and culture

Author: G Ėstraĭkh; Mikhail Krutikov; Modern Humanities Research Association.
Publisher: London : Modern Humanities Research Association ; Leeds : Maney Pub., 2010.
Series: Studies in Yiddish, 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The essays in the volume provide a multifaceted portrait of the lives of Yiddish-speaking eastern Jews in Berlin between the wars. Estraikh and Krutikov have arranged the articles in roughly chronological order. The book begins with an introduction giving historical background that sets the tone for the paradox of the lives of these emigrés in Berlin. The authors focus on individual intellectuals, poets and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Ėstraĭkh; Mikhail Krutikov; Modern Humanities Research Association.
ISBN: 9781906540708 1906540705
OCLC Number: 470693041
Description: xv, 270 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Yiddish on the Spree / Gennady Estraikh --
Deciphering the hieroglyphics of the metropolis : literary topographies of Berlin in Hebrew and Yiddish modernism / Shachar Pinsker --
A Yiddish poet engages with German society : A.N. Stencl's Weimar period / Heather Valencia --
'Like fires in overgrown forests' : Moyshe Kulbak's contemporary Berlin poetics / Jordan Finkin --
Belarus in Berlin, Berlin in Belarus : Moyshe Kulbak's Raysn and Meshiekh ben-Efrayim between nostalgia and apocalypse / Marc Caplan --
'The air outside is bloody' : Leyb Kvitko and his pogrom cycle 1919 / Sabine Koller --
A warm morning gown and a shawl from Berlin : Liebe Zaltsman's Yiddish letters to Helene Koigen / Verena Dohrn --
The Berlin bureau of the New York Forvets / Gennady Estraikh --
Max Weinreich in Weimar Germany / Amy Blau --
Reports from the 'Republic Lear' : David Eynhorn in Weimar Berlin 1920-24 / Anne-Christin Sass --
Jewish universalism, the Yiddish encyclopedia, and the Nazi rise to power / Barry Trachtenberg --
Yiddish, the storyteller, and German-Jewish modernism : a new look at Alfred Döblin in the 1920s / Jonathan Skolnik --
Between literature and history : Israel Joshua Singer's Berlin novel The family Carnovsky as a cul-de-sac of the German-Jewish 'symbiosis' / Elvira Grözinger --
Unkind mirrors : Berlin in three Yiddish novels of the 1930s / Mikhail Krutikov.
Series Title: Studies in Yiddish, 8.
Responsibility: edited by Gennady Estraikh and Mikhail Krutikov.


Berlin emerged from the First World War as a multicultural European capital of immigration from the former Russian Empire, and while Russian emigres spread westward in the 1920s, a thriving East  Read more...


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In the 1920s, Yiddish was more than just a lingua franca for East European Jewish emigres; it was also a language of high culture, as demonstrated by a brilliant new book, Yiddish in Weimar Berlin: Read more...

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