Andrew Firestone is an Honorary Research Associate at the Australian Centre for the Study of Jewish Civilization at Monash University. and creator of The Birstein Project. A native Polish speaker, Andrew learned Yiddish as a child at Sholem Aleichem Sunday School in Melbourne and in the SKIF organization, where Pinye Ringelblum mentored the development of his interest in Yiddish literature. He first translated Yiddish poetry as a teenager when Abraham Sutzkever visited Melbourne. In the 1980s, 'Melbourne Chronicle' published his translations of Kadye Molodowski. He has a special interest in Yiddish literature in Poland between the two world wars.
Andrew Firestone is appearing in:
- A Kiss in Jerusalem - Sunday at 1:15pm H2.37