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Yivo Publishes Catalogue of Yiddish Works Translated into English

The Yivo Institute for Jewish Research announced publication of a catalogue listing Yiddish works of literature which have been translated into English, in the period from 1945 to 1967.

The 35-page catalogue lists more than 200 novels, plays, poems and other Yiddish works by such writers as Sholem Aleichem, with 18 items; Y.L. Peretz, with 13 items; and Mendele Moykher Sforim, with four items. The catalogue was prepared by Dina Abramowicz, Yivo librarian. In her introduction, she noted the great increase in the number of translations made since 1945. In the period from 1945 to 1967, twice as many translations were made as in the preceding half-century.