edited by HARRIET GOODMAN HOFFMAN
In 2011 "Hart" found her grandfather's book, Collected Writings, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Gezamelte Shriften, published entirely in Yiddish in 1919, has now been translated into English and presented in a bilingual edition. Collected Writings turned out to be a remarkable collection of poetry, essays and stories, not only about the author, Joseph J. Goodman, but also about the Canadian Jewish immigrant experience. Realizing a treasure had been discovered that would give his descendnts an incredible opportunity to know their ancestor, she has researched and written an extensive chronology about Goodman's life, a biography of his Russian years, information about people and places mentioned in the text, the growth of the Canadian Jewish community, and the Yiddish language. Hart Hoffman's work is a model of how to prepare and publish literary works discovered during genealogical research.
Collected Writings can be ordered on Amazon.com (to find: use both title and author name, i.e. Collected Writings Joseph J. Goodman)