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Full Name: Sholem Aleichem
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(1859-1916) Novelist, playwright. Sholem Aleichem was born in Russia, lived his last years in the United States and died in New York City. Throughout his life, he wrote novels, short stories, and plays, all exclusively in Yiddish. The musical "Fiddler on the Roof" is based on some of his short stories. He was the father of the writer, Lyalya Kaufman, and the grandfather of the novelest, Bel Kaufman.
Author's Timeline:
1859 (Unknown) County
Sholem Rabinowitz (Sholem Aleichem) was born in Russia near Kiev, Ukraine in 1859. 
1916 New York County
Sholem Aleichem died in New York City in 1916 at the age of 57. 
1914 Bronx County
Aleichem and most of his family emmigrated to New York City in 1914. His last home was 968 Kelly Street in the Bronx, New York. 
1964 (Unknown) County
Fiddler on the Roof
The musical "Fiddler on the Roof" was based on several of Aleichem's short stories. 
1916 Queens County
Sholem Aleichem was interred in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Glendale, Queens County, New York. At the time of his funeral it was one of the largest New York City had ever seen with 100,000 mourners attending. 
1979 (Unknown) County
The Adventures of Menahem-Mendl
 
1984 (Unknown) County
In the Storm
 
1988 (Unknown) County
Tevya the Dairyman
 
1985 (Unknown) County
From the Fair
Autobiographical. 

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