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A Jewish refugee in New York : Rivke Zilberg's journal / Kadya Molodovsky ; translated by Anita Norich.

Author/Creator:
Molodowsky, Kadia, 1894-1975, author.
Standardized Title:
Fun Lublin biz Nyu Yorḳ. English
Publication:
Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2019]
Series:
Modern Jewish experience (Bloomington, Ind.)
The modern Jewish experience
Format/Description:
Book
xxiii, 172 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Jewish refugees -- Poland -- Fiction.
Jewish women -- Poland -- Fiction.
Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Jewish refugees -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Jewish women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Jews, Polish -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Summary:
"Rivke Zilberg, a 20-year-old Jewish woman, arrives in New York shortly after the Nazi invasion of Poland, her home country. Struggling to learn a new language and cope with a different way of life in the United States, Rivke finds herself keeping a journal about the challenges and opportunities of this new land. In her attempt to find a new life as a Jewish immigrant in the US, Rivke shares the stories of losing her mother to a bombing in Lublin, jilting a fiancé who has made his way to Palestine, and a flirtatious relationship with an American 'allrightnik.' In this fictionalized journal originally published in Yiddish, author Kadya Molodovsy provides keen insight into the day-to-day activities of the large immigrant Jewish community of New York. By depicting one woman's struggles as a Jewish refugee in the US during WWII, Molodovsky points readers to the social, political, and cultural tensions of that time and place"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes:
Translation of: Fun Lublin biz Nyu Yorḳ : ṭog-bukh fun Rivḳe Zilberg. Translated from the Yiddish.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Norich, Anita, 1952- translator.
Other format:
Online version: Molodowsky, Kadia, 1894-1975, author. Jewish refugee in New York
ISBN:
9780253040756
0253040752
9780253040763
0253040760
OCLC:
1043141212
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