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Am I Seeing, from a Speeding Train...

By Avrom Sutzkever, translated by Maia Evrona. A poem by the master of Yiddish modernism.

Part of Pakn Treger articles

To a Friend

By Avrom Sutzkever, translated by James Nadel. The legend of a medieval religious book, in poetic form.

Part of Pakn Treger articles

The Aegean Sea, ca. 1877, Frederic Edwin Church

Memory of Three Lake Victoria Flamingos

By Avrom Sutzkever, translated by Maia Evrona.

Part of Pakn Treger articles

An Answer to a Letter

By Avrom Sutzkever, translated by Zackary Sholem Berger. Epistolary prose from the master of Yiddish poetry.

Part of Pakn Treger articles

No sun, no rays

An excerpt from Lider fun togbukhby Avrom Sutzkever, translated by Zackary Sholem Berger

Part of Pakn Treger articles

"You Have Not Betrayed Me Since the Day We Met" and "You Olive Tree in the Night"

Two poems from Avrom Sutzkever's "Diary" translated by Maia Evrona. Illustration is one of Sutzkever's self-portraits from this volume.

Part of Pakn Treger articles

The Art of Memory

Ruth Wisse

March 01, 1994

Part of Yiddish Book Center Recorded Programs

The Eternity of Vilna

Ruth Wisse

March 01, 1994

Part of Yiddish Book Center Recorded Programs

The Modern Poet

Wisse, Ruth R., 1936

March 01, 1994

Part of Yiddish Book Center Recorded Programs

Working in An Aquarium: Modern Yiddish Culture in the Academy

Marc Caplan - Professor of Yiddish Literature, Language, and Culture at Johns Hopkins University - describes two modern settings of Yiddish: Haredish communities and academia. He uses poet Avrom Sutzkever's analogy of an aquarium to describe the role...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Learning Yiddish to Sing It

Sara Klompus, singer and Yiddish enthusiast, contemplates her relationship to the songs she sings, and how she's committed to understanding them with the help of other Yiddish speakers and self-discovery throughout her career as a Yiddish singer. In ...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Grand Central for Holocaust Survivors in Brooklyn

Elliott (Elye) Palevsky – former CEO of River Garden senior services and child of Yiddish-speaking former partisan fighters – describes his childhood home. His small Brooklyn apartment became a center for Yiddish life, hosting meetings and even Avrom...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

"I Asked Permission to Take a Piece of Grass”: Visiting Ponar

Jordan Kutzik, translator and Yiddishist, describes his emotionally harrowing trip to Ponar, the site of a mass murder of Jews during the Holocaust. During the trip, he remembered Avrom Sutzkever's poem, “A Blade of Grass from Ponar”.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Miriam Isaacs

Miriam Isaacs, linguist and professor of Yiddish, was interviewed by Pauline Katz on December 26, 2010 at KlezKamp in the Catskills Mountains of New York State. Dr. Isaacs begins the interview discussing her family background. Her mother was from th...

2010-12-26

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

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From the Vilna Ghetto to Nuremberg: Sutzkever's Holocaust Chronicles with Justin Cammy

Professor Cammy discusses his translation of Abraham Sutzkever's memoir, which Sutzkever's two years in the Vilna Ghetto.

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New in Translation: Sutzkever Essential Prose

Part of The Shmooze Podcast Series

Avi Hoffman

Avi Hoffman, actor, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 12, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. He grew up in the Bronx, part of a group of Yiddishist families who raised their children surrounded by Yiddish language and culture. His father survived...

2013-03-12

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Shimon Alperovitch

Shimon Alperovitch, z"l, co-president of the Lithuanian Jewish Community, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 31, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Shimon Alperovitch was born in Vilna (Vilnius) in 1928, duri...

2012-07-31

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Sutzkever Essential Prose

A new translation from the Yiddish Book Center's White Goat Press

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Sutskever leyent 13 lider / Sutzkever recites 13 poems

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From the Yiddish Book Center's Frances Brandt Online Yiddish Audio Library (in Yiddish)

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