Sovetish Heymland

Sovetish Heymland (Yiddish סאָוועטיש היימלאַנד - "Soviet Homeland") was a Yiddish-language literary magazine published by poet and controversial figure Aron Vergelis in Moscow as a bi-monthly from 1961 to 1965, then as a monthly until 1991. With the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the journal no longer received state support. In the early 1960s, Sovetish Heymland had a circulation of 25,000, the highest ever circulation for a Yiddish-language periodical. The circulation fell to 16,000 in 1966; to 10,000 in 1971; to 7,000 in 1978; and to 5,000 in 1985. Although the journal's circulation had fallen dramatically, donations solicited from the United States, France and Argentina in the early 1990s enabled Vergelis to continue publishing the journal under the name Di Yidishe Gas (Yiddish די יידישע גאַס - "The Jewish Street") from 1993 until his death in July 1999. Sovetish Heymland was developed in the period after the death of Joseph Stalin in 1953 as a forum for those Yiddish writers who had survived the repressions of Soviet Yiddish which had occurred in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The title referred back to the Moscow-based Yiddish literary periodicals Sovetish (1934–1941) and Heymland (1947–1948), indicating a continuity of Yiddish literar... ()

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