Destiny; or, How I Found My Two “Basherts”

Ruth R. Wisse discovers her husband and her subject.

Avrom Sutzkever, the Yiddish poet, during his days as an anti-Nazi partisan in Poland. 

Avrom Sutzkever, the Yiddish poet, during his days as an anti-Nazi partisan in Poland. 

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Nov. 1 2018
About the author

Ruth R. Wisse is a research professor at Harvard and a distinguished senior fellow at the Tikvah Fund. Her most recent book is No Joke: Making Jewish Humor (2013, paperback 2015).


We present here the sixth chapter from the memoirs-in-progress of the renowned scholar and author Ruth R. Wisse. Earlier chapters can be found here. Further installments will appear over the next months.

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