This Day in Jewish History 1925: 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.

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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...