[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--Biographies found within Zylbercweig's and Reyzen's "Lexicons"

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
Tue Mar 20 18:54:45 EDT 2012

Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements

March 20, 2012

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From: "Steven Lasky" steve725 at optonline.net
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2012 12:56 PM
Subject: List of biographies found within Zylbercweig's and Reyzen's 
"Lexicons" now completed

I have been working diligently to complete my data entry for the four 
volumes of Zalmen Reyzen's "Lexicon of the Yiddish Literature, Press and 
Philology" (1926-1930). If anyone needs look-ups, e.g. if a particular 
person has his or her biography in these volumes, or what page one may 
find a particular biography, please contact me  with your specific 

The list includes the following information (when available): surname, 
given name, other names (pseudonyms, adopted names, Americanized 
names,etc.),town/city/gubernia/region of birth, as well as the real book 
page numbers and pdf page numbers (see www.archive.org) on which the 
biographies are located. I have adopted the YIVO transliteration rules in 
my data entry of the individual names.

This database, as well as a similar database I have previously created for 
Zalmen Zylbercweig's seven-volume "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" 
(1931-1969), is not searchable online -- thus I must be contacted for 
information from the databases -- as I have no one who will volunteer to 
create a database for me.

The Zylbercweig database contains more than 2,800 biographies, and I have 
actually translated about 1,700 of them from Yiddish to English. These 
translations will be online within the next month or two, as part of a 
larger Zylbercweig online exhibition. How close I come to translating the 
remaining Zylbercweig biographies will no doubt depend on whether any 
volunteers come forward to assist me in this effort.

I hope to make an announcement regarding the onsite availability of these 
translated Zylbercweig biographies within the next month or two.

I have no plans to translate any of the biographies found in the four 
Reyzen volumes.

Steven Lasky
steve at museumoffamilyhistory.com
blog: http://museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com

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