Personal Stories Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Sub-Series 2
Level of Description


  • 1975-2002, undated (Creation)


  • Scope and Contents

    Sub-series 2: Personal Stories includes all personal stories, memoirs, family histories, and personal reflections written for Lilith, often submitted by readers. Materials are arranged by subject, then chronologically within each folder. The manuscripts in this sub-series span most of Lilith’s publication history, and cover a wide range of experiences, perspectives, and subjects. Many of these manuscripts were never published due to the sheer volume of personal stories and family histories submitted to Lilith. The subjects covered in this sub-series stretch from Holocaust accounts to personal experiences with families and romantic relationships. Highlights include Pegah Hendizadeh’s interviews with Persian-American Jews in the 1990s, Manya Prozanskaya Lackow’s account of her escape from the Nazis, and personal experiences from Jewish members of the transgender community.