This exhibition highlights just some of the material in the Sholem Asch Collection at Yale. Born in Poland and a resident of many countries- United States, France, Israel and England, among others-- Asch was one of the best known Yiddish authors of the first half of the twentieth century. A prolific writer of novels, plays and essays, he was the first Yiddish writer to be widely read in translation.
Asch had close ties to Yale, a fact not generally known. While in the United States, he lived for a time in Stamford, Connecticut, and did the research for his novels in the Yale Library.