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Sibirya
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Sibirya, the first drama by the Russian-born author Jacob Gordin (1853–1909), premiered in New York in 1891. It laid the foundation for Gordin’s career as a dramatist, influencing the development of Yiddish theatre with its realism. Received favorably by Jewish socialists and anarchists, the premiere of the play marked the beginning of public debate in the Jewish press of the United Stat…

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Warnke, Nina, “Sibirya”, 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 24 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0810>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20221116



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