[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--Looking for a translator

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
Wed Aug 17 18:00:58 EDT 2011

Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements

Aug. 16, 2011

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Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 23:47:58 -0400
From: Stacie Greenhouse <greenhouses at optonline.net>
Subject: Yiddish Diary translation


While living in Paris in 1920, my grandfather Solomon, wrote a 274 page 
"memoir" of his life in Yiddish.

He was born in Bendzin, Poland in 1898 and by the time he was 15 he was 
orphaned. In 1914, with no money or employment prospects, he walked out of 
his hometown to try to give himself a better life. He already had other 
family members living in America.  It took him 6 years to get to the U.S. 
via Hungary, Germany and France. He lived in Paris for several years 
before arriving at Ellis Island in New York on June 4, 1921.

Of course my family would love to read his words and learn details of his 
story.We also have no doubt that many others will want to hear his story 
as well.

If you are a Yiddish translator or know someone who may be interested in 
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