"In poor homes there is so much beauty" reads the preface to this online exhibit and catalogue, which speaks much about the life and times of Joe Fishstein, a garment worker from the Bronx who had a great love for Yiddish literature, particularly poetry. After his death in 1978, his family willed his entire collection of over 2300 books to the McLennan Library at McGill University, where they still reside. The online collection has two major components: a catalogue of the collection, searchable by topic and indices (such as author and title), and a thematically organized exhibit dealing with the life and passions of Mr. Fishstein. For anyone with an interest in Yiddish literature and culture, this Web site will be quite engaging and helpful.
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