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London Yiddishtown: Public Book Launch

Book Event

Join us for the launch of London Yiddishtown; a collection of brilliant and funny stories and sketches of the Jewish East End, collected and translated from the Yiddish by historian and performer, Vivi Lachs. Discover impassioned stories of anti-fascist activism, ideologies and cafes; East-End film extras and family squabbles; satire that still bites and reveals century-old synagogue politics. Prepare to be intrigued, entertained and moved by a conversation between Vivi Lachs and broadcaster and oral historian, Alan Dein (Radio 4’s Don’t Log Off) which will be punctuated by readings from the book and tracks from some of their favourite musicians from London Yiddishtown.

Thursday, December 9, 2021
JW3 - Jewish Community Centre London
341-351 Finchley Road
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London Yiddishtown

East End Jewish Life in Yiddish Sketch and Story, 1930–1950: Selected Works of Katie Brown, A. M. Kaizer, and I. A. Lisky

Translated with Introductions and Commentary by Vivi Lachs

Lively and engaging new view of London’s Jewish East End through translated stories of its Yiddish writers.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: November 2021
ISBN: 9780814348482
Published: November 2021
ISBN: 9780814348475
Published: November 2021
ISBN: 9780814348499