The Exile Book of Yiddish Women Writers: An Anthology of Stories That Looks to the Past So We Might See the Future Edited by Frieda Johles Forman
Presenting a comprehensive collection of influential Yiddish women writers with new translations, this anthology explores the major transformations and upheavals of the 20th century. Short stories, excerpts, and personal essays are included from 13 writers, and focus on such subjects as family life; sexual awakening; longings for independence, education, and creative expression; the life in Europe surrounding the Holocaust and its aftermath; immigration; and the conflicted entry of Jewish women into the modern world with the restrictions of traditional life and roles. These powerful accounts provide a vital link to understanding the Jewish experience at a time of conflict and tumultuous change.
Writers include: Ida Maze, Chava Rosenfarb, Lili Berger and Chayele Grober among others.