Friday, 3 November 2017

SHOLEM MIRER

SHOLEM MIRER
            He was a folklorist who lived in Moscow.  Over the course of many years, he collected Jewish folklore (sayings, songs, and tales).  A portion of his amassed materials is included in his book published in Moscow by Emes (Truth) publishers, right on the eve of WWII.  The fate of his remaining notes remains unknown to us.  His writings include: Antiklerikale folks-mayses, folklorishe farnotirungen (Anti-religious folktales, folkloric notes) (Moscow, 1940), 114 pp.

[Additional information from: Chaim Beider, Leksikon fun yidishe shrayber in ratn-farband (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers in the Soviet Union), ed. Boris Sandler and Gennady Estraikh (New York: Congress for Jewish Culture, Inc., 2011), pp. 241-42.]


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