Dr. Miriam Chorley-Schulz Interviews Frank Wolff on New Books Network

On New Books Network, listen to Dr. Miriam Chorley-Schulz, Ray D. Wolfe Postdoctoral Fellow at the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto interview Frank Wolff, a senior researcher in Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Osnabrück on his book Yiddish Revolutionaries in Migration: The Transnational History of the Jewish Labour Bund.

This ground-breaking history of the General Jewish Labour Bund in migration investigates how the organisation transformed itself from a revolutionary protagonist in early twentieth-century Russia to a socialist institution of secular Jewish life and yidishkayt for Jews in North and South America. By following thousands of activists’ paths from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the working-class Yiddish neighbourhoods of New York and Buenos Aires, Frank Wolff traces the networks that connected these revolutionaries on both sides of the Atlantic, resulting in a richly detailed social history of this seminal transnational movement.