Conference Proceeding: Tevyeh Talks: Books Plucked from the Fire: A Litvak Child’s Bookshelf

When Shuli Berger was a student in an introductory Yiddish course, her mother showed her a group of Yiddish children’s books she had owned since her childhood. Shuli will lecture on these books, which upon investigation were discovered to be rare Yiddish children’s books, written and illustrated by Moshe Levin, under the pseudonym Ber Sarin, published in Vilna in the late 1930s. The presentation will include a discussion of the books and their author, and the backstory of the books; how they traveled from Kovno, Lithuania, to Chicago, IL. The presentation will be illustrated with images from the books, archival documents, and photographs.