Alyssa Quint is associate editor at Tablet Magazine and author of The Rise of the Modern Yiddish Theater.
An extraordinary trove of documents, many saved from Nazi and Soviet hands, offers revolutionary access to the Eastern European Jewish past
An in-depth look at several original documents from YIVO’s revolutionary new archive
Its birth owes everything to an unlikely hero, Avrom Goldfaden, and a well-timed war with the Turks
The story of a hugely popular play about African Americans falsely accused of raping two white women in 1931 in Scottsboro, Alabama—that premiered in 1935 Warsaw