The Void: Searching for Feminist Yiddish Periodicals



This text was produced as part of the L.i.P. workshop, and has previously been published in a slightly amended version in the Feminist Findings zine and on Futuress. In it, Maya Ober recounts her quest in Polish archives to find feminist Yiddish publications. As usual when searching the archives, absence is as informative as presence.

Ober Funambulist 1
EWA, issue 1 from February 19, 1928, the headline on the left translates to: “The question of the unification of Jewish women;” the one on the right to: “From the minority standpoint.”