Baruch Glasman

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Baruch Glasman (Yiddish: ברוך גלאזמאן, Russian: Барух Глазман, 1 December 1893 – 1 June 1945)[1] a was Yiddish novelist, short story writer, and essayist.[2] He was born in the miasteczko of Kapitkevichi, Mozyrsky Uyezd, Minsk Governorate, Russian Empire, in a family of craftsmen.[3] From 1906 he lived in Kyiv, studied at yeshivas, as well as at the gymnasium. In 1911 he emigrated to the USA. He worked in a factory, house painter, attended night school.[4][5] Glasman's first works were published in Yiddish, performed in 1913. He was published in almost all major American and European newspapers and magazines of his time (including Soviet ones). Glasman received a B.A. from Ohio State University in 1918, after which he served in the U.S. Army (1918–19).[6] In 1924-30 he lived in Poland, where he toured, lecturing to audiences on the subject of Yiddish literature in America.[7][8] Glasman was the first American-Jewish writer to visit the USSR in 1924, spent more than a year here, and upon returning, published a book in which he describes the life of working people in the USSR with great sympathy.[9][10] In 1930, he returned to New York, where he remained until his death in 1945.[11] He wrote his works in Yiddish and in English. The main theme of his work is the life of Jewish emigrants in America.[12] His work is characterized by the image of a Jew surrounded by various nationalities, as well as a tendency to identify social contradictions in contemporary American Jewry.[13]


  • 1921 באגינען : נאוועלען
  • 1923 אויף א האר : נאוועלן
  • 1925 שטיינוועבס : נאוועלען
  • 1927 אינם ראד
  • 1927 אויף דער פעלדער פון דזשארדזשיא
  • 1927 אויף אן אינזל : ראמאן
  • 1928 פארטונקלט גאלד
  • 1928 סטעפ און ישוב: בילדער פון ש רייזע איבער די יידישע קאלאניעס פון סאוועט־רוסלאנד און אוקרינע
  • 1928 אויף יענער זייט אקעאן
  • 1935 אנטרונענע : פינף דערציילונגען
  • 1937 לענדער און לעבנס : די געשיכטע פון א משפחה אין אמעריקע און אין סאוועט-רוסלאנד : ראמאן אין צוויי בענד און פיר טיילן
  • 1940 אין גאלדינעם זומפ : נאוועלע אין צוויי טיילן
  • 1946 ברויט : ראמאן