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The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

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Adam Fuerstenberg

Adam Fuerstenberg, a child survivor of the Holocaust, is professor emeritus at Ryerson University in Toronto. He served as a director of Yiddish and executive director of the Holocaust Centre of Toronto, at the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto. An authority on Canadian Yiddish writers and on Canadian literature, he is the editor of Parchment, Canada’s only journal of Jewish creative writing.

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Yudica, the pseudonym of Yehudit Zik, was a Canadian-Jewish poet and activist whose reputation in Yiddish literature was largely developed during her three decades in North America. Yudica contributed greatly to the “proletarian” literature genre of Canadian Yiddish writing.

Ida Maze

Ida Maze was a “communitarian-proletarian” Yiddish writer who turned her Montreal home into a magnet for Yiddish writers and culture. After emigrating from Belarus to North America at age twelve in 1905, Maze began writing lyrical poems that were original and inspiring to young people.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Adam Fuerstenberg." (Viewed on December 10, 2023) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/fuerstenberg-adam>.


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