Sholem Asch’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Nov 1, 1880

Death Date

Jun 10, 1957

Age of Death

76 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Jun 10, 1957



The novelist Sholem Asch died at the age of 76. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Polish-born Yiddish author who described Jewish life in the antisemitic Ukraine. He wrote Kiddush ha-Shem, one of the earliest books in modern Yiddish literature.

When he moved to Warsaw, he married Mathilde Shapiro. His two sons, Moses and Nathan, had careers in music and literature, respectively.



“The sword conquered for a while, but the spirit conquers for ever!” (Sholem Asch)


“The lash may force men to physical labor, it cannot force them to spiritual creativity.” (Sholem Asch)


“An illness is like a journey into a far country; it sifts all one’s experience and removes it to a point so remote that it appears like a vision.” (Sholem Asch)