This day in Jewish history / Eastern European Jewish culture gets a life preserver
A conference kicked off on this day that established the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research - which still plays an important role in documenting Jewish life and culture.
August 7, 1925, was the first day of a six-day conference in Berlin that established the Yiddish Scientific Institute – called YIVO in its Yiddish acronym. The conference brought together scholars from both Western and Eastern Europe, and was the culmination of a process that had formally begun a year earlier. That process, however, reflected a consciousness, predating World War I,...
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