The 100th anniversary of I.L. Peretz’s death

2.04.2015, 6 p.m.

Wide perec
Icchok Perec

We would like to invite you to commemorate to 100th anniversary of the death of Isaac Leib Peretz, one of the most extraordinary writers of Yiddish literature, with us next Thursday. This will be a reference to the tradition of visiting the writer’s grave on the anniversary of his death.

After the war, when a handful of Jewish actors and writers still lived in Poland, a group of them would meet every year at Peretz’s grave to honor the man who was once, in the words of Mendel Melman: the biggest love of Polish Jews and their biggest pride.


We meet on the 2nd of April at 6 p.m. in front of Peretz’s ohel at the Jewish Cemetery in Okopowa Street. 

The event is organized with the help of the Jewish Community of Warsaw.


  1. L. Peretz — portrait
2. Lejbusz Perec — drawing

3. Bernard Mark, the head of the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw from 1949 to 1966

4. The ohel of I.L. Peretz at the Jewish Cemetery in Okopowa Street

Pictured (left to right): Jakub Zonszajn, NN, Bernard Mark, Dawid Sfard, Hadasa Rubin, Ida Kamińska, Binem Heller, Ruta Kowalska (?), NN

5. A group of Jewish writers in front of Peretz’s ohel. Left to right: NN, NN, Efraim Kaganowski, NN, Binem Heller, Dawid Sfard, Bernard Mark, NN, Michał Mirski, Hersz Smolar

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