Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957

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Sholem Asch (November 1, 1880 – July 10, 1957) was a Polish-Jewish novelist, dramatist, and essayist in the Yiddish language. Born in Kutno, Poland to a Hasidic family, Asch received a formal Jewish education. He moved to Warsaw in 1899 and met and was mentored by prominent Yiddish writer I.L. Peretz. His first book of stories, In a Shlekhter Tsayt (In a Bad Time), was published in 1902 and he rose to prominence. He relocated to the United States in 1914. Asch became increasingly active in public life and played a prominent role in the American Jewry's relief efforts in Europe for Jewish war victims. He was a founding member of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. He also lived in France and Poland during the 1920s and 1930s. In the 1950s due to being investigated as a communist by the House Committee on Un-American Activities and negative press about a book about Christianity, Asche moved to London.
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referencedIn Richard Beer-Hofmann correspondence, 1882-1967. Houghton Library
referencedIn Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949. Papers, 1872-1949 Houghton Library
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn World Jewish Congress Records, 1918-1982 (bulk 1940-1980) The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Administration collection, 1914-1950. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Sholem Asch papers, 1926-1949, 1923-1949 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957. Correspondence file, 1930, from Horace Liveright, Inc. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Noṿiḳ, P., 1891-. Paul Novick papers relating to Sholem Asch, 1943-1963. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Geiringer, Gertrud. [Guestbook], 1920-1949. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Shloyme Rosenberg Collection, undated, 1940-1977 American Jewish Historical Society
creatorOf Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957. John L. De Forest / Sholem Asch collection, 1941-1995 (bulk 1941-1943). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Noṿiḳ, P., 1891-. Paul Novick papers relating to Sholem Asch, 1943-1963. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Adamic, Louis, 1899-1951. Hopwood Awards Collection, 1930- University of Michigan
referencedIn Paul Goodman papers, 1925-1983. Houghton Library
referencedIn [FTP-Nat'l Service Bureau] A String of Pearls, by Sholom Asch Los Angeles, CA. United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Harry Weinberger papers, 1915-1944 Yale University Library
referencedIn Baruch Charney Vladeck Papers, Bulk, 1920-1938, 1906-1958 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Perlman, Morris, d. 1958. Morris Perlman collection, undated. Jewish Historical Society of Lower Fairfield County
referencedIn Guide to the Daily Worker and Daily World Photographs Collection, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Souvenir programs for theatrical productions, 1906-2005. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Baruch Charney Vladeck Papers, Bulk, 1920-1938, 1906-1958 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Geiringer, Gertrud. [Guestbook], 1920-1949. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf John L. De Forest / Sholem Asch collection, 1941-1995, 1941-1943 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Bloom, Sol, 1870-1949. Sol Bloom papers, 1898-1949, bulk (1935-1949). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957. 880-01 [Der Ṭoyṭ Urtayl, "Judge not"; novel], (1930-1957?). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957. Sholem Asch papers, 1926-1949, (bulk 1923-1949). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Landesman, Eyal. El neḳamot. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn J.J. Robbins papers, 1893-1953, 1911-1953 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Sol Bloom papers, 1898-1949, 1935-1949 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Paul Novick papers relating to Sholem Asch, 1943-1963 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Robbins, John Jacob, 1895-1950. John Jacob Robbins papers, 1893-1953, bulk (1911-1953). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn [FTP-Nat'l Service Bureau] God of Vengeance, by Sholom Asch, Los Angeles, CA. United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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associatedWith American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Babb, James Elisha, 1864-1934. person
associatedWith Babb, James T(James Tinkham), 1899-1968. person
correspondedWith Beer-Hofmann, Richard, 1866-1945 person
associatedWith Bloom, Sol, 1870-1949. person
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith De Forest, John L. person
associatedWith Gaebelein, Arno Clemens, 1861-1945. person
associatedWith Garrett, Ellen Jeanette Lyttle, 1893-1970. person
associatedWith Geiringer, Gertrud. person
associatedWith Goodenough, Erwin Ramsdell, 1893-1965. person
associatedWith Goodman, Paul, 1911-1972 person
associatedWith Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964. person
associatedWith Holzer, Hans, 1920- person
associatedWith Huebsch, B. W(Benjamin W.), 1876-1964. person
associatedWith Knollenberg, Bernhard, 1892-1973. person
associatedWith Lipsi, Morice, 1898- person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Nemoy, Leon, 1901- person
associatedWith Newman, Louis I(Louis Israel), 1893-1972. person
associatedWith Noṿiḳ, P., 1891- person
associatedWith Noṿiḳ, P., 1891- person
associatedWith PEN (Organization) corporateBody
correspondedWith Perlman, Morris, d. 1958. person
associatedWith Robbins, John Jacob, 1895-1950. person
associatedWith Rosenberg, Shloyme, 1896-1975 person
associatedWith Rosenwald, William, 1903- person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
associatedWith Vladeck, B. (Baruch), 1886-1938 person
associatedWith Vladeck, B. (Baruch), 1886-1938. person
associatedWith Weinberger, Harry, 1888- person
associatedWith World Jewish Congress corporateBody
associatedWith Ziemer, Gregor Athalwin, 1899- person
associatedWith Zuckerman, Nathan, 1912- person
associatedWith Zweig, Stefan, 1881-1942. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
London ENG GB
Republic of Poland 00 PL
United States 00 US
Kutno 74 PL
Subject
Authors, Yiddish--Archives
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--United States--Archives
American literature--Jewish authors
Authors, Yiddish--United States--Archives
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Archives
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Birth 1880-11-01

Death 1957-08-01

Israelis

Yiddish,

English

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