Chaim Grade, (1910-1982) is one of the major Jewish writers of the 20th century. He received a deeply traditional Jewish education. He debuted as a poet in 1932 with A. Sitzkervam, S. Kotcherginskim, and L. Volfom. Together with them, Grade became one of the founders of the literature of “Young Vilna.” During WWII, Grade lived in the USSR. In 1946 he moved to Poland, and then to France. In 1948, Grade left Europe and moved to the United States. The prose of Grade captured Jewish world in Vilna destroyed by the Holocaust and the interwar period.