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Manuscript Collection No. 796
Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Moshe Knapheys was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1910. A well-known poet and prose writer, he published poetry in various periodicals in Poland and Latvia, and edited literary collections and newspapers. Before World War II, three collections of his poetry appeared in Poland and two in the Soviet Union (in 1940 and 1941); after the war he published one book in the Soviet Union and one in Poland. During the war he was imprisoned in Poland for being a Communist, and fled to Soviet Central Asia. In 1946 he returned to Poland, then moved to Paris in 1948 and Argentina in 1952, where he became an important Yiddish writer and activist. He wrote a two-volume novel, A yingl fun Varshe (A Boy from Warsaw, 1960–1961) and translated the medieval Yiddish epic poem Bove-bukh into modern Yiddish. Other works include 100 sonetn in 1957 and Di geshikhte fun a bukh a polit in 1976.
--Adapted from http://www.yivoencyclopedia.org/article.aspx/Yiddish_Literature/Yiddish_Literature_after_1800#id0nuh, (accessed on 11/16/11)
Yiddish correspondence of an Argentinian Jew, Moshe Knapheys, together with letters of another Argentinian Jew, Joseph Okrutny.
Arranged in seven file folders of correspondence, sorted roughly by date, 1965-1975.
Terms of Access and Use
This collection is open to all users. The original manuscript collection is available in the Barrows-Loebelson Reading Room of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
Property and Literary Rights
Wimberly Library, of Florida Atlantic University, by the act of donating the Moshe Knapheys Papers to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by Moshe Knapheys and his heirs. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of materials.
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Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Moshe Knapheys Papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-796. Moshe Knapheys Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Moshe Knapheys Papers were received from the Wimberly Library, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Fla., May, 2006.
Processed by Kevin Proffitt, August, 2011.
This collection was arranged and described according to minimal-processing standards. Processing was made possible through a grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the American Jewish Archives's online catalog.
Persons and Families
United States. National Historical Publications and Records Commission