Zalman Reyzn

Lexicographer and Literary Historian of Yiddish literature

Zalman Reisen was a philologist of the Yiddish language, a historian of literature, an editor and translator into Yiddish, a biographer, author of textbooks, a literary critic, a writer and a journalist.

His most important work is the complete lexicon of Yiddish writers. In addition, he is one of the founders of the YIVO Institute.

His brother ia the author and poet Avraham Reyzen.

1887 – 1940

Le Blues du Yiddish

Directed by Sylvie Anne Goldberg and Alex Szalat
This film is about Yiddish culture in Paris. The soundtrack features Yiddish songs and there are also performances of songs such as, David Meyerovitz's Vos Geven is Geven Un Mito and Jennie Goldstein and Morris Rund's Ikh Bin a Mame. Both are performed by Talila, the Jewish French singer and actress.

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