Although Scholem Asch emigrated to America as early as 1914, he was considered the poet of the timeless Polish shtetl. He was unafraid to engage in polemics and to confront controversial issues of the day. (Marie Schumacher-Brunhes, Lille)
Scholem Asch (left) with the literary critic Samuel Niger und Niger's brother, labour leader Baruch Charney Vladeck, location unknown, b/w photograph, ca. 1930, unknown photographer; source: © YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York / The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe.