Carolin Piorun (The Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow)
In 1927, the Yiddish PEN Club was admitted to the international writers‘ organization PEN. Thereby, the stateless Yiddish language and literature was acknowledged and represented on an international level for the first time. The centers of the Yiddish PEN Club were situated in Warsaw, Vilnius, and New York, and reflected the transterritoriality of its literature. The talk will provide insights into the formative years of the Yiddish PEN Club and its self-perception.