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Sholom Aleichem

The Writer as Social Historian


Anna Halberstam-Rubin

Contents: Jews are trapped in the «Pale of Settlement» under savage conditions: second-class citizenship, poverty, pogroms, internal division and mass exodus - based on the works of Sholom Aleichem, the Yiddish humorist who experienced it.
Sholom Aleichem offers a front seat to events he himself experienced - thus historical objectivity of a rare kind. Emotional impact of events on people - captured here - is history one remembers!