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Yivo Institute for Jewish Research

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Works: 226 works in 435 publications in 5 languages and 11,240 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Biography  Dictionaries  Conference proceedings  Periodicals  Sources  Encyclopedias  Bibliography  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher
Classifications: DS135.P6, B
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My future is in America autobiographies of Eastern European Jewish immigrants by Jocelyn Cohen ( )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Cohen and Soyer have done a masterful job of collecting and translating these gripping immigrant narratives. A must read for anyone interested in immigration, American history, or the Jewish experience in America." -Beth S. Wenger, Katz Family Chair in American Jewish History, University of Pennsylvania. "This unique volumen introduces readers to the complex world of Yiddish-speaking immigrants while at the same time elucidating important themes and topics of interest to those in immigration studies, ethnic studies, labor history, and literary studies." -Shamash "A treasure trove of Yiddish autobiographical gems available for the first time in English. These heartfelt and moving narratives reveal the rich, complex and multi-textured experience of the East European Jewish immigrant milieu. The masterful translations rendered by Cohen and Soyer capture the lyric, sophisticated and often times profound dimensions of the writers' contributions. To this considerable achievement, Cohen and Soyer add a valuable introductory essay and detailed notes that make the book accessible to students, researchers and thoughtful readers alike. This volume plugs a significant gap in the field of modern Jewish studies and belongs in every library collection, where it will update and complement classics like A Bintel Brief and World of Our Fathers."-Mark A. Raider, author of American Jewish Women and the Zionist Enterpriseand The Plough Woman: Records of the Pioneer Women of Palestine In 1942, YIVO held a contest for the best autobiography by a Jewish immigrant on the theme "Why I Left the Old Country and What I Have Accomplished in America," Chosen from over two hundred entries, and translated from Yiddish, the nine life stories in My Future Is in America provide a compelling portrait of American Jewish life in the immigrant generation at the turn of the twentieth century. The writers arrived in America in every decade from the 1890s to the 1920s. They include manual workers, shopkeepers, housewives, communal activists, and professionals who came from all parts of Eastern Europe and ushered in a new era in American Jewish history. In their own words, the immigrant writers convey the complexities of the transition between the Old and New Worlds. An Introduction places the writings in historical and literary context, and annotations explain historical and cultural allusions made by the writers. This unique volume introduces readers to the complex world of Yiddish-speaking immigrants while at the same time elucidating important themes and topics of interest to those in immigration studies, ethnic studies, labor history, and literary studies. Published in conjunction with the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
A century of ambivalence : the Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1881 to the present by Zvi Y Gitelman ( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern English-Yiddish, Yiddish-English dictionary by Uriel Weinreich ( Book )
9 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and Yiddish and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides the advanced student of Yiddish with a reference to modern cultivated usage
Image before my eyes : a photographic history of Jewish life in Poland, 1864-1939 by Lucjan Dobroszycki ( Book )
4 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Image before my eyes by Josh Waletzky ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This documentary, first released in 1980, offers a window into the vitality of Polish Jewry before the Holocaust. The film directs its lens at all aspects of that now-vanished world, showing us a diverse community and culture. It encompasses city and shtetl, rich and poor, secular and spiritual, politics and society, all permeated by the distinctive character and values that developed in the Polish-Jewish community over nearly a millennium"--Study guide, p. 1
The YIVO encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This unprecedented reference work systematically represents the history and culture of Eastern European Jews from their first settlement in the region to the present day. More than 1,800 alphabetical entries encompass a vast range of topics, including religion, folklore, politics, art, music, theater, language and literature, places, organizations, intellectual movements, and important figures. The two-volume set also features more than 1,000 illustrations and 55 maps. With original and up-to-date contributions from an international team of 450 distinguished scholars, the Encyclopedia covers the region between Germany and the Ural Mountains, from which more than 2.5 million Jews emigrated to the United States between 1870 and 1920. Even today the majority of Jewish immigrants to North America arrive from Eastern Europe. Engaging, wide-ranging, and authoritative, this work is a rich and essential reference for readers with interests in Jewish studies and Eastern European history and culture."--Publisher's website
Profiles of a lost world : memoirs of East European Jewish life before World War II by Hirsz Abramowicz ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"First published in a Yiddish edition in 1958, Profiles of a Lost World is an incomparable source of information about Eastern Europe before World War II as well as an invaluable touchstone for understanding a rich and complex cultural environment. Hirsz Abramowicz (1881-1960), a prominent Jewish educator, writer, and cultural activist, knew that world and wrote about it, and his writings provide a rare eyewitness account of Jewish life during the first half of the twentieth century." "Abramowicz was a witness to war, revolution, and major cultural transformations in the Jewish world. His essays, written and originally published in Yiddish between 1920 and 1955, document the local history of Lithuanian Jewry in rural and small-town settings and in the city of Vilna - the "Jerusalem of Lithuania" - which was a major center of East European Jewish intellectual and cultural life. They shed important light on the daily life of Jews and the flourishing of modern Yiddish culture in Eastern Europe during the early twentieth century and offer a personal perspective on the rise of Jewish radical politics."--BOOK JACKET
Survivors of the Holocaust in Poland : a portrait based on Jewish community records, 1944-1947 by Lucjan Dobroszycki ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yivo annual of Jewish social science by N.Y.) Yiddish Scientific Institute (New York ( )
in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Legacy of Jewish migration : 1881 and its impact ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life and work of S.M. Dubnov : diaspora nationalism and Jewish history by Sofii︠a︡ Dubnova-Ėrlikh ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bundist counterculture in interwar Poland by Jack Lester Jacobs ( )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the years between the two world wars, the Jewish community of Poland - the largest in Europe - was the cultural heart of the Jewish diaspora. The Jewish Workers' Bund, which had a socialist, secularist, Yiddishist, and anti-Zionist orientation, won a series of important electoral battles in Poland on the eve of the Second World War and became a major political party. While many earlier works on the politics of Polish Jewry have suggested that Bundist victories were not of lasting significance or attributable to outside forces, Jack Jacobs argues convincingly that the electoral success of the Bund was linked to the work of the constellation of cultural and other organizations revolving around the party. The Bund offered its constituents innovative, highly attractive, programs and a more enlightened perspective: from new sexual mores to sporting organizations and educational institutions. Drawing on meticulously researched archival materials, Jacobs shows how the growth of these successful programs translated into a stronger, more robust party. At the same time, he suggests the Bund's limitations, highlighting its failed women's movement. Jacobs provides a fascinating account of this countercultural movement and a thoughtful revision to the accepted view." -- Book jacket
The field of Yiddish; studies in language, folklore, and literature. Third collection by Conference on Yiddish Dialectology ( Book )
4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The early Jewish labor movement in the United States by Yivo Institute for Jewish Research ( Book )
4 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yiddish literature in English translation; books published 1945-1967 by Dina Abramowicz ( Book )
7 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Imposed Jewish governing bodies under Nazi rule : Yivo Colloquium, December 2-5, 1967 ( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Holocaust : the Nuremburg evidence : digest, index, and chronological tables by Jacob Robinson ( Book )
10 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies on Polish Jewry, 1919-1939 : the interplay of social, economic, and political factors in the struggle of a minority for its existence by Joshua A Fishman ( Book )
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Old demons, new debates : anti-Semitism in the West ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yivo annual by Yivo Institute for Jewish Research ( )
in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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controlled identity Yidisher ṿisnshafṭlekher insṭiṭuṭ

Institut Evrejskich Issledovanij
Institut historique juif
Institut scientifique juif Yivo
IVO Abkuerzung
IVO-Institut evreĭskikh issledovaniĭ (Nʹi︠u︡-Ĭork)
IVO Institut Evrejskih Issledovanij.
IWO Abkuerzung
Jiddischers wissenschaftliches institut
Jiddisches Wissenschaftliches Institut
Jidišer visnšaftlecher institut
Jidišer Wisnšaftlecher Institut
Jidišer Wisnšaftleker Insṭiṭuṭ Jiwo
Jidišer Wisnšaftleker Insṭiṭut Yivo New York, NY
Jiwo
Jiwo Abkuerzung
Jiwo, Mākōn le-Meḥqār Yehūdē
New York (N.Y.) Yivo Institute for Jewish Research
Yiddish scientific institute
Yidisher ṿisnshaftlekher insṭiṭuṭ
Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut Yivo
YIVO.
Yivo Abkuerzung
Yivo institute for Jewish research Vilnius, Pologne
Yiwo
Żydowski instytut naukowy
ИВО Институт Еврейских Исследований
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