Sholem Aleichem Exhibit in Wilno to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Debut
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Sholem Aleichem Exhibit in Wilno to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Debut

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An exhibit entitled “Sholem Aleichem and His Period” will be shown here Chanukah week, December 13 to 20, in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the literary debut of Sholem Aleichem, famous Yiddish humorist and novelist. Sholem Aleichem’s first printed contribution to Yiddish literature appeared in Tzederboim’s Yiddishe Folksblat, a Petersburg periodical, in 1883.

The exhibit has been planned by the Yiddish Scientific Institute, which owns a number of collections of letters, manuscripts, books, pictures and other objects relating to the writer’s life and career. These will form the major part of the exhibit, which will be supplemented by many items connected with Sholem Aleichem’s contemporaries.

The Institute has requested that the Jewish Telegraphic Agency relay an appeal asking all who may have in their possession material (in Yiddish, Hebrew, English or other languages) which could be used in the Sholem Aleichem exhibit, to forward it to the Wilno or New York headquarters of the Institute. All such loans will be returned at the close of the exhibit.

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