Mid-Week Field Notes | May 26, 2021

Some quick things:

  1. I await yet more comments from my editor on my Ethel Rosenberg bio in verse. I know what I’ll be doing over Memorial Day weekend!
  2. Today I’m giving my two-minute pitch at the Jewish Book Council’s Author event. The book in question? 37 Days at Sea: Aboard the MS St. Louis, 1939.
  3. I continue to enjoy my Gratz class, Reading Yiddish for Holocaust Research. This week we’re translating passages from a Warsaw Yizkor book. Last week we translated passages about the Yiddish theater in Austrian DP (Displaced Persons) camps. Fascinating! Head’s Up: For anyone interested, you can audit Yiddish I in the fall at Gratz. I highly recommend it! I’ll let you all know when registration opens. It will be rigorous. You can also take Yiddish classes at YIVO. There the classes are less rigorous and larger.
  4. On May 13, I was featured in a video (in my capacity as Director, Mercer Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Center) shown at the Mercer County Community College Assembly.

Happy Writing!

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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2 Responses to Mid-Week Field Notes | May 26, 2021

  1. Susan Tarcov says:

    Thanks, I’m interested in taking a Yiddish class.

    • Hi, Susan. If you’re interested in a more traditional class with homework and a textbook, then go for the Gratz class. It will meet twice a week via Zoom for 15 weeks. The class will be small. Cost: about $600. If you want something less vigorous, the YIVO class meets once a week and will certainly be cheaper ($350 unless a YIVO member or college student). I’ve taken five classes with Nina Warnke between Gratz and YIVO and I really like her teaching style.

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