10 July 2011
The work is considered one of the most important memoirs of Jewish Polish life. The author began the work two days after he arrived in the US in March 1941.
According to the Yiddish Book Center, "He knew that Europe’s Jews were facing an unimaginable disaster, and his book has been called a 'portable literary gravestone for a destroyed community.'"
Two Fellows of the Yiddish Book Center have returned with an additional 200 Yiddish audio books on tape. They will be digitized and made available for free online.
Poyln has also been translated into English and published by the Polish-Jewish Heritage Foundation of Canada.
For those who can read Yiddish, click here . Sample the audio book here.