Yiddishlands: A Memoir

Type of resource
Author/collaborator
Title
Yiddishlands: A Memoir
Abstract
The author recounts life around Vilna, Lithuania, where his mother, Masha, was born in 1906 and where her mother, Fradl Matz, ran the legendary Matz Press, a publishing house that distributed prayer books, Bibles, and popular Yiddish literature. After falling in love with Vilna's cabaret culture, an older man, and finally a fellow student with elbow patches on his jacket, Masha and her young family are forced to flee Europe for Montreal, via Lisbon and New York. It is in Montreal that the author, Masha's youngest child, comes of age, entranced by the larger-than-life stories of his mother and the writers, artists, and performers of her social circle.
Place
Detroit
Publisher
Wayne State University Press
Date
2008
Language
en
Citation
Roskies, David. Yiddishlands: A Memoir. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2008.
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