New York Times: YIVO Institute Makes Archives of Yiddish Life Available Online

New York Times: YIVO Institute Makes Archives of Yiddish Life Available Online. “Almost 100 years ago, a group of Jewish linguists and historians decided to create a ‘scientific institute’ that would collect literary manuscripts, letters, theater posters, business records and ephemera so they could document the flourishing Yiddish culture of Eastern Europe and promote the language. Among its honorary board members: Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud. Within 15 years, the institute, established in what is now the Lithuanian city of Vilnius (Vilna in Yiddish), had blossomed into the world’s leading archive of Eastern European Jews and their scattered emigrant satellites.”

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