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Recovering Yiddish Culture in Los Angeles

Caroline Luce, Author

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Work - ארבעט

Many Yiddish poets showed their solidarity with and empathy for the plight of Jewish workers by writing compassionately about them, most famously the so-called "Sweatshop Poets" including Morris Winchevsky, Morris Rosenfeld and Dovid Edelshtat.  Their attentiveness to the experiences of Jewish workers was in many cases a reflection of their left-leaning political beliefs, their works sometimes intended to inspire workers to fight for better wages and conditions and join the revolutionary movement. Yiddish writers in Los Angeles also used their poems to try to understand Los Angeles' political economy and the place of Jews in the local socio-economic hierarchy. Some described the city's Jewish workers, others examined their own working lives. The works included in this thematic tag include those with references to work, workers, and the working-class.
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