This Day in Jewish History 1982: A Yiddish Writer Dies, Not That His Widow Told Anybody

Inna Grade’s jealously hoarded every syllable written by Chaim Grade, refusing to allow his work to be published after his death. Nor was it, until hers.

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On June 26, 1982, Chaim Grade – widely considered one of the finest and most important Yiddish-language writers of the 20th century – died in New York at age 72. Grade was a prolific poet, novelist and...