A Jewish Refugee in New York
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A Jewish Refugee in New York

May 2 , 6:30 pm

Join Anita Norich in conversation with Joseph Berger about Jewish refugees in America, female authors, Yiddish novels, translation and more to celebrate the launch of Professor Norich’s translation of Kadya Molodovsky’s novel.

Rivke Zilberg, a 20-year-old Jewish woman, arrives in New York shortly after the Nazi invasion of Poland, her home country. In this fictionalized journal originally published in Yiddish, author Kadya Molodovsky provides keen insight into the day-to-day activities of the large immigrant Jewish community of New York. By depicting one woman’s struggles as a Jewish refugee in the US during WWII, Molodovsky points readers to the social, political, and cultural tensions of that time and place.

A copy of the book is included with admission. A reception and book signing will follow the program.

This event is generously supported by the Covenant Foundation.

Presented by Center for Jewish History, American Jewish Historical Society & YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Tickets: Free; a limited number of seats are available and reservations are REQUIRED.

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May 2
6:30 pm
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Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St.
(212) 294-8301