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Papers of Henri Chaim Sloves

Identifier: RG 1128

Scope and Contents

Manuscripts of Yiddish plays. Translations of Sloves's plays into French, German and English. Clippings, posters, programs, letters relating to performances of plays around the world. Photographs of performances. Various materials relating to Congress for Jewish Culture, Paris, 1937. Correspondence with individuals including Simone de Beauvoir, Nathaniel Buchwald, Abraham Golomb, Nachman Meisel, Zygmunt Turkow, Arnold Zweig.


  • Creation: 1930s-1970s


Biographical / Historical

Yiddish writer, playwright, lawyer. Received a doctoral degree in law at the University of Paris at the Sorbonne. During World War II was active in the French underground movement. Active in Yiddish cultural societies and in circles sympathetic to communist ideology. Secretary of the organizing committee of the World Congress for Jewish Culture, 1937. Author of plays which were performed in France, Holland, Sweden, Poland, Rumania, Israel, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and New York. Contributed essays and plays to Naye prese (Paris), Oyfsnay (Paris), Unzer aynikayt (Paris), Yidishe kultur (New York), Zamlungen (New York), Yidishe shriftn (Warsaw), Folksshtime (Warsaw). Born in Bialystok. Immigrated to Paris in 1926.


1.5 Linear Feet

1 Folders (1 map folder)

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