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"Let Me Shake the Hand of History"

David Mazower, BBC journalist, fondly remembers learning about his great grandfather, Sholem Asch, through his grandmother, who was the family-keeper of memorabilia and stories from the writer's life. He reflects on the wildly different reactions he ...

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

"He Was a Hugely Dramatic Personality"

David Mazower - BBC journalist and great-grandson of Yiddish writer Sholem Asch - describes arm-wrestling with a complete stranger and arguing with Marc Chagall - and gives a glimpse into Sholem Asch's eccentricities through his grandmother's stories...

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

$75 from Marseille to Haifa:Fighting Sholem Asch on the Way to Israel

Paul Azaroff, Hebrew and Judaic Studies teacher and native of New York City, recalls his first trip to Israel, made even more memorable by the presence of two celebrities onboard.

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

David Mazower

David Mazower, BBC journalist and great-grandson of Yiddish writer Sholem Asch, was interviewed by Hillary Ossip on February 28, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Mazower, who was raised and still lives in England, tells of...

2011-02-28

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

A Family History of High European Culture

David Mazower - BBC journalist and great-grandson of Yiddish writer Sholem Asch - describes his family's history and its connection to high European culture. He focuses on his great-grandfather, the Yiddish writer Sholem Asch, who was friends with pr...

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

איבערשאצונגען : עסייען וועגן ליטעראטור און נאציאנאל-סאציאלע פראבלעמען

סליפצין, אהרן

Ibershatsungen eseyen ṿegn liṭeraṭur un natsyonal-sotsyale problemen

Sliptsin, Aaron

Nyu York : [ḥ. mo. l.], 1967

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

Tug-of-War: Sholem Asch and His Translators

The relationship between author and translator isn’t always an easy one—as seen in the case of Sholem Asch.

Part of Pakn Treger articles

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Sholem Asch’s The Dead Man’s English-Language Premiere

Part of The Shmooze Podcast Series

Sholem Asch—The First Memorial Address

Four days after the Yiddish writer died in London in July, 1957, a memorial service was held at Westminster Synagogue. So how was the controversial author remembered?

Part of Pages

Becoming Sholem Asch, with David Mazower

This lecture by Asch’s great-grandson will put his career as a playwright in the wider context of his life and work, charting his migrations from Poland to America, France, England, and finally Israel.

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A Postcard from Marc Chagall to Sholem Asch

From the collection of David Mazower

Part of Pakn Treger articles

Sholem Asch's The Dead Man, Translated by Caraid O'Brien

A radio play about survival amidst destruction written by acclaimed Yiddish writer Sholem Asch and set in the wake of WWI and the influenza pandemic.

Part of Pages

Paul Azaroff

Paul Azaroff, Hebrew and Judaic Studies teacher and native of New York City, was interviewed by Isaac Daniel Moore on February 11, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. Paul was born in New York City in 1934 and grew up in Brooklyn and later Israel. He begi...

2015-02-10

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

פאליטישע עקאנאמיע : איהר ענטשטעהונג און געשיכטע : מיט פארטרעטער פון די גרויסע עקאנאמיסטען

זאקס, א.ש

Poliṭishe eḳonomye ihr enṭshṭehung un geshikhṭe : miṭ porṭreṭen fun di groyse eḳonomisṭen

Zaḳs, A. Ś, 1879-1931

Nyu Yorḳ : Hibru poblishing ḳompani, 1911

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

פאליטישע עקאנאמיע : די גרונד-פרינציפען

זאקס, א.ש

Poliṭishe eḳonomye di grund-printsipen

Sachs, Abraham Simchah, 1879-1931

[New York] : Edyuḳeyshonal ḳomiṭe fun Arb. ring, 1924

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

פאליטישע עקאנאמיע : די גרונד-פרינציפען

באַנד: 1

זאקס, א.ש

Politishe eḳonomye di grund-printsipen

Volume: 1

Sachs, Abraham Simchah, 1879-1931

[New York] : Edyuḳeyshonal Ḳomiṭe fun Arb. Ring, 1918

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

פאליטישע עקאנאמיע : די גרונד-פרינציפען

באַנד: 2

זאקס, א.ש

Politishe eḳonomye di grund-printsipen

Volume: 2

Sachs, Abraham Simchah, 1879-1931

[New York] : Edyuḳeyshonal Ḳomiṭe fun Arb. Ring, 1918

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

Shura Grinhoyz-Turkow

Shura Grinhoyz-Turkow - Yiddish actress and activist born in Bialystok, now living in Israel - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 16, 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

2014-06-16

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

"What is My Culture?": Reflections on Yiddish and My Connection to Poland

Michael Steinlauf, associate professor of History at Gratz College, reflects on his connections to Yiddish and Poland, and modern Israeli culture, too.

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

Teaching Jewish Life and Values through Yiddish Literature

Mark Gerstein, z"l - former high school history teacher and Wexler Oral History Project volunteer - explains how he used English translations of four Yiddish short stories to teach his students about Jewish life and values.

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