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Sholem Asch

Born: 1-Nov-1880
Birthplace: Kutno, Poland
Died: 1-Aug-1957
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Playwright

Executive summary: Yiddish novelist

Asch wrote only in Yiddish.

Father: (innkeeper)
Wife: Mathilde (dau. of M. M. Shapiro)
Son: Moses Asch (founder of Folkways record label, b. 1905 Poland, d. 1986)

Author of books:
A Shtetl (1904, novel, "The Village")
Motke Ganev (1916, novel, "Motke the Thief")
Onkl Moses (1918, novel)
Di Muter (1919, novel, "The Mother" in 1930)
Kidesh Hashem (1919, novel)
Judge Not (1926, novel)
Chaim Lederer's Return (1927, novel)
Three Cities (1933, novel)
The Nazarene (1943, novel)
The Apostle (1943, novel)
Mary (1949, novel)
The Prophet (1955, novel)

Wrote plays:
The God of Vengeance (1907)

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