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Yiddish literature funded by cowboy hats

At Klezkamp last December Wex was interviewed by Pauline Katz as part of the Wexler Oral History Project for the Yiddish Book Center.

In this short clip he tells the story of how Esther Shumiatcher, a Yiddish poet from Calgary, funded her career through the sale of cowboy hats.

2 Responses to Yiddish literature funded by cowboy hats

  1. Julia July 11, 2011 at 7:15 am #

    Nice history. I wonder how she was an immigrant?

  2. David Goldfarb July 31, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    Thanks. Wex–speaking of Jewish Alberta history (and feel free to pass this on to Rill), last month Ariella and I visited “The Little Synagogue on the Prairies” in Calgary–fascinating history: http://www.littlesynagogue.ca/index.htm
    (It has been relocated to Heritage Park: http://www.heritagepark.ca/)

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