Speaking Yiddish to Chickens
February 20, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaking Yiddish to Chickens is the first book to chronicle how roughly 1,000 Holocaust survivors – including the author’s grandparents – found an unlikely refuge and gateway to new lives as poultry farmers in southern New Jersey. This book relies on interviews with dozens of these refugee farmers and their children, as well as oral histories and archival records. This is their remarkable story of loss, renewal, and perseverance in the most unexpected of settings.
Seth Stern is a legal journalist and author of Speaking Yiddish to Chickens: Holocaust Survivors on South Jersey Poultry Farms. His grandparents were Holocaust survivors who settled on a Vineland, New Jersey, chicken farm, which is where his mother grew up. He co-authored Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion and is a graduate of Harvard Law School.