Fishke
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Fishke is the eponymous hero of Sholem Yankev Abramovitsh’s Yiddish novel Fishke der krumer (first published 1869, “Fishke the Lame,” 1996) about the life of an itinerant Jewish beggar in Ukraine in the middle of the 19th century. Written in the 19th century tradition of European novels about the poor and downtrodden (Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, Dostoyevsky’s Poor Folk and Humiliated a…

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Miron, Dan, “Fishke”, 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 20 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0231>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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