On Foreign Soil: Book
marries Yiddish language with stories of WWI
Martin Green is the force behind
an unusual literary creation.
mechanical engineer by profession, has translated a book
called "On Foreign Soil", written originally in Yiddish by
Falk Zolf. (Mr. Zolf, by the way, is the father of well-known
Canadian journalist, Larry Zolf.)
coming of age during the First World War in Russia. The
translation is designed to tell the story, and at the same
time, teach Yiddish.
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About the book (and
Foreign Soil - official site, with more information
about the book, including excerpts.
Zikhroynos", Volume II - here you can read the memoirs
of Yekhezkal Kotik, published shortly before the First World
War, provide a fascinating picture of Jewish life in the
the Yiddish language:
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David Rakoff, a New York writer ... and so much more
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