This anthology, a book of 232 pages, printed by the Narod Press in Whitechapel, was edited by Avrum Nochem Stencl, the Yiddish poet and writer, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the modern settlement of Jews in Britain.
Avrum Nochum Stencl (pronounced Shtentsel) was known in his later years as the Yiddish poet of Whitechapel. He was born in Czelad, in Poland, in 1897,
and had a traditional orthodox education, learning at the Yeshiva at Sosnoviec, where his brother, Shlomo Stencl was Rabbi. In 1921 he emigrated to Germany, where he mixed in Jewish literary and Bohemian circles. He moved to London at the beginning of the war. A. N. Stencl died in 1983.
In the pages below I have scanned a selection, including two major works by Stencl, In a small Village in Somerset, and Whitechapel.
The table of contents lists a wide range of Yiddish writers living in London, including (as well as A. N. Stencl):
Moysheh Oyved (I have written about him here)
Ben-A Sochachewsky (I have written about him here)
A M Keizer, Dovid Zeidenfeld, Y. A. Lisky, Yehuda Byetsh, L. Sh. Kreditor, Maks Herschman, Moshe Domb, Rachel Mirsky, A. Maizels
Shmuel White (Samuel White – I have written about him here)
Y. A. Lerner, Sh. Zalkind, R. Heisherik, Eliyahu Polishok, Isaac Goldberg, Harry Ariel,
Rabbi Yehoshua Szpetman (I have written about him here)
Yosef Markovitch, Y. W. Klinger, Sh. Y. Harendorf, Yosef Herman, Michael Zilberberg, Yosef Hillel Bienenfeld, Y. W. Podolsky, Y. L. Fein.
3 thoughts on “Tercentenary Almanac – Loshen un Leben, in Yiddish, edited by A. N. Stencl, London 1956.”