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Sholem Shtern

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Sholem Shtern
Bornc. 1907
DiedAugust 1990
Resting placeBaron de Hirsch Cemetery, Montreal[1]

Sholem Shtern (Yiddish: שלום שטערן; c. 1907 – August 1990) was a Canadian Yiddish poet, novelist, and critic, best known for his novels in verse depicting the life of Jewish immigrants in Canada.

Shtern was born in 1906 or 1907 in Tishevitz, Poland, and immigrated to Canada in 1927. He was a member of a prominent Yiddish literary family in Montreal, and became associated with the radical movement.[2] His collections of poetry include Nuntkejt (Toronto, 1929) and In der Fri (Montreal, 1945), and his novels include such works as In Canada (Montreal, 1960–63), a two-volume novel in Yiddish verse.[3]


  1. ^ Kucharsky, Danny (2007). Sacred Ground on de la Savane: Montreal's Baron de Hirsch Cemetery. Montreal: Véhicule Press. pp. 142–143. ISBN 978-1-55065-196-6.
  2. ^ "Shtern, Sholem [after 1927]-1990". Library and Archives Canada. 19 July 2001.
  3. ^ "Shtern". Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved 8 October 2018.