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Yiddish, Hebrew Writers Represented at World P.e.n. Congress

Yiddish and Hebrew writers are represented among the 500 writers in various languages from many countries of the world who are attending the 25th annual congress of the International P.E.N. Club–organization of poets, essayists and novelists–which opened here last night. The congress closes June 13.

The theme of this year’s congress, suggested last year by Yiddish writers, is “The Literature of Countries Whose Language Restricts Wide Recognition.” The delegates of the Yiddish branch of the P.E.N. Club are Eleazer Greenberg and Zachariah Schuster, both of New York. Mrs. Lilly Tobias and M. Avinoam represent the Hebrew P.E.N. Club of Israel.