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With a circulation of more than a quarter of a million copies, at the end of the 1920s Forverts was the largest and most influential Yiddish daily newspaper in the world. Its moderate socialist standpoint was impressed upon the thoughts and ideals of generations of Jewish immigrants to the United States. Its success was largely thanks to the work of the American journalist Abraham Cahan (1860-1951). Cahan promoted numerous young Yiddish writers, making Forverts a forum for modern Yiddish literature.

Initially financially supported by the American Socialist Workers Party…

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Levinson, Julian, “Forverts”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0233>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401

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