'I am still there': The Recreation of Jewish Poland in the Canadian Novels of Chava Rosenfarb

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'I am still there': The Recreation of Jewish Poland in the Canadian Novels of Chava Rosenfarb
Abstract
Chava Rosenfarb (1923-2011), a Holocaust survivor and Jewish-Canadian author of Yiddish poetry and novels, and a major contributor to post-Second World War Yiddish literature, immigrated to Montreal in 1950, where she lived for fifty years. All three of Chava Rosenfarb's novels are set in Poland, despite the fact that they were written in Canada. In fact, Rosenfarb returned to her native Poland only once after the war. Yet Poland, the author points out, and especially the city of Lodz, where she was born and raised, lived on in Rosenfarb's imagination and are the focus of all her longer fiction. The author, Rosenfarb's daughter, examines the theme of Jewish-Polish relations as they are expressed in Rosenfarb’s fiction, in particular in the novels The Tree of Life: A Trilogy of Life in the Lodz Ghetto and Bociany.
Publication
Studies in American Jewish Literature
Volume
Vol. 35
Issue
no. 2
Pages
187-199
Date
2016
Language
en
Citation
Morgentaler, Goldie. “‘I Am Still There’: The Recreation of Jewish Poland in the Canadian Novels of Chava Rosenfarb.” Studies in American Jewish Literature Vol. 35, no. 2 (2016): 187–199.
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