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Avrom Valt-Lyessin (translation)

Avrom Valt-Lyessin (1872-1938; immigrated 1896), socialist activist and translator. Lyessin would become a major figure in the history of the Yiddish socialist press when he became the editor of Tsukunft – a pioneering Yiddish socialist journal that was published in New York.

אָ, קאפּיטאן! מײַן קאפּיטאן!‏ | O Captain! My Captain!, an elegy for President Abraham Lincoln by Walt Whitman (1865), Yiddish translation by Avrom Valt-Lyessin (1913)

Contributed on: 11 Feb 2020 by Aharon N. Varady (editing/transcription) | Avrom Valt-Lyessin (translation) | Walt Whitman |

Walt Whitman’s famous poem eulogizing President Abraham Lincoln after his assassination, in English with Yiddish translation. . . .