Jacques Noir’s Facing Berlin: Discovering the Legacy of a Refugee Poet

Gastbeitrag von Katya Knyazeva In summer 1922, the Russian poet Iakov Oksner moved to Berlin. The Russian population of the city, made up mostly from refugees from the 1917 Bolshevik revolution and the Civil War, was in the hundreds of thousands. The intellectual life was vigorous; newspaper and book publishing thrived. In autumn 1923, however, pressured […]