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Series I: Chaim Grade's Early Period, 1930s-1947


Scope and Contents

This series includes literary materials spanning Grade’s pre-war poetry publications, his literary work during his itinerant years as a refugee in the Soviet Union, and finally his post-war work in Poland and France. The series mostly contains Grade’s early poetic work, translations of his poems into various languages, personal notebooks filled with notes about the war, and identification cards. Of particular note are two literary discoveries, previously unknown and unpublished original dramatic works: Di toyte kenen nisht oyfshteyn, and Khurbn.


  • 1930s-1947


Language of Materials

This series is predominantly in Yiddish, with some Russian, Lithuanian, Polish, Hebrew, and Turkmen.

Conditions Governing Access

For more information, contact:

Chief Archivist

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street

New York, NY 10011


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted access for Series IX-XI.


65 Folders


By type of document, and when possible, by Yiddish alphabetical order.

Repository Details

Part of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States