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Justin D. Cammy

Justin D. Cammy is assistant professor of Jewish Studies and Comparative Literature at Smith College in Massachusetts, where he teaches courses on modern Jewish literature and Eastern European Jewish culture. He is currently completing a cultural history of the inter-war Yiddish literary and artistic group Yung-Vilne, When Yiddish Was Young. His translation from the Yiddish and introduction to Hinde Bergner’s memoir, On Long Winter Nights: Memoirs of a Jewish Family in a Galician Township, 1870–1900, will be published by Harvard University’s Center for Jewish Studies in 2005.

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Hinde Bergner

Hinde Bergner holds a special place in Yiddish literature by virtue of the fact that her memoir of family life in a late nineteenth-century Galician shtetl is one of few extant Yiddish memoirs to describe the traditional Jewish family on the edge of modernity from the perspective of a woman. Her intimate portrayal of her life results in a valuable source for Jewish social, family, and women’s history.

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