Episode 0189 "Yiddish Immigrant Life in Song and Verse"


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Vivi Lachs joins us to talk about her newly published book, Whitechapel Noise: Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London 1884–1914. Vivi is a social and cultural historian, Yiddishist, and associate research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. Drawing from archival material from the London Yiddish press, songbooks, and satirical writing, Whitechapel Noise offers a fascinating window into the untold cultural life of the Yiddish East End, positioning London’s Yiddish popular culture in historical perspective within Anglo-Jewish history. Episode 0189 June 14, 2018 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, MA

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