A Monument to the Great Yiddish Writer

The Dedication of the Peretz Shrine


On May 10, 1925, in commemoration of the 10th yortsayt of the great master of Yiddish letters, Y.L. Peretz, an ornate shrine was unveiled in the Warsaw’s Jewish Cemetery on Okopowa Street.

The Oyhel Perets (known in Polish as Mauzoleum Trzech Pisarzy, the mausoleum of the three writers: Peretz, An-sky, and Dinezon) was designed by the great sculptor Avrom Ostrzego and is a majestic monument to Peretz and stunning achievements of Yiddish culture in the Warsaw metropolis.