Video Interview with a Veteran of Yiddish Media

The New York’s Yiddish Forward reported on a historic video interview between the American Yiddish activist Eli Benedict and the archivist Chana Pollack, who has been doing the archival and translation work for this newspaper since 1999. In 2007, she published The Living Lense, an album of historical photographs from the Forward’s archive. The interview has been recently posted on Youtube by the New York-based Yiddish League.

The Yiddish Forward (Forverts) is a legendary newspaper founded in 1897. Since 2019, it has been publishing its materials in Yiddish only online. Among its employees and correspondents were many famous Yiddish writers and poets, including the Nobel laureates Isaac Bashevis Singer and Elie Wiesel.