Yiddish Cards

From the late 19thto early 20th centuries, Yiddish culture flourished across America, Europe, and the Russian Empire. Yiddish authors and playwrights came to be known internationally and their work reached audiences from Warsaw to London, and from Sydney, Australia and from Kiev to Lexington, Kentucky. The postcards in the “Literary Figures” gallery below portray of some of the most famous writers—from Sholem Aleichem to Sholem Asch. Their work continues to be read and inspire creative responses around the globe.