This volume borrows its title from the first international Yiddish bestseller, Sholem Asch's epic trilogy Three Cities. Whereas Asch portrayed Jewish life in St Petersburg, Warsaw and Moscow at the crucial historical moment of the collapse of the Russian Empire, this volume examines the variety of Yiddish publishing, educational, literary, academic, and theatrical activities in the former imperial metropolises from the late nineteenth through to the late twentieth century, and explores the representations of those cities in Yiddish literature.
Gennady Estraikh is Associate Professor of Yiddish Studies, New York University. Mikhail Krutikov is Professor of Slavic and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan.
About the Author
Gennady Estraikh is Associate Professor of Yiddish Studies, New York University.
Mikhail Krutikov is Assistant Professor of Jewish-Slavic Relations at the University of Michigan.