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Yivo Institute for Jewish Research

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Works: 862 works in 1,365 publications in 6 languages and 17,452 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Biography  Folklore  Dictionaries  Personal narratives  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Bibliographies 
Roles: Other, isb, Editor, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: DS135.P6, B
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Bundist counterculture in interwar Poland by Jack Lester Jacobs( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,449 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."--Jacket
My future is in America : autobiographies of Eastern European Jewish immigrants by Yivo Institute for Jewish Research( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,369 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 )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empire contained the largest Jewish community in the world, numbering about five million people. Today, the Jewish population of the former Soviet Union has dwindled to half a million, but remains probably the world's third largest Jewish community. In the intervening century the Jews of that area have been at the center of some of the most dramatic events of modern history-two world wars, revolutions, pogroms, political liberation, repression, and the collapse of the USSR. They have gone through tumultuous upward and downward economic and social mobility and experienced great enthusiasms and profound disappointments. In startling photographs from the archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and with a lively and lucid narrative, A Century of Ambivalence traces the historical experience of Jews in Russia from a period of creativity and repression in the second half of the 19th century through the paradoxes posed by the post-Soviet era. This redesigned edition, which includes more than 200 photographs and two substantial new chapters on the fate of Jews and Judaism in the former Soviet Union, is ideal for general readers and classroom use. Zvi Gitelman is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. He is author of Jewish Nationality and Soviet Politics: The Jewish Sections of the CPSU, 1917-1930 and editor of Bitter Legacy: Confronting the Holocaust in the USSR (Indiana University Press). Published in association with YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Contents Introduction Creativity versus Repression: The Jews in Russia, 1881-1917 Revolution and the Ambiguities of Liberation Reaching for Utopia: Building Socialism and a New Jewish Culture The Holocaust The Black Years and the Gray, 1948-1967 Soviet Jews, 1967-1987: To Reform, Conform, or Leave? The "Other" Jews of the Former USSR: Georgian, Central Asian, and Mountain Jews The Post-Soviet Era: Winding Down or Starting Up Again? The Paradoxes of Post-Soviet Jewry
Modern English-Yiddish, Yiddish-English dictionary by Uriel Weinreich( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Image before my eyes : a photographic history of Jewish life in Poland, 1864-1939 by Lucjan Dobroszycki( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York's Yiddish theater : from the Bowery to Broadway by Edna Nahshon( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early decades of the twentieth century, a vibrant theatrical culture took shape on New York City's Lower East Side. Original dramas, comedies, musicals, and vaudeville, along with sophisticated productions of Shakespeare, Ibsen, and Chekhov, were innovatively staged for crowds that rivaled the scene on Broadway. While these productions were in Yiddish and catered to Eastern European Jewish audiences (the largest immigrant group in the city at the time), their artistic and aesthetic creations and their play with politics and history came to influence all facets of the American stage. Vividly illustrated and with contributions from leading historians and critics, this history recounts in absorbing detail the heyday of "Yiddish Broadway" and its vital contribution to American Jewish life and its crossover to American culture. Performances grappled with Jewish nationalism, labor relations, women's rights, religious observance, acculturation, and assimilation. They reflected a range of genres, from tear-jerkers to experimental theater, and introduced American audiences to avant-garde dramatic technique
Image before my eyes by Josh Waletzky( Visual )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 499 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 by Gershon David Hundert( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides accurate, reliable, scholarly information about the history and culture of Jews in Eastern Europe from the beginnings of their settlement in the region to the present. Includes the contents of the 2008 print edition, plus interactive maps, additional photographs, digitized documents, and video and audio clips
Survivors of the Holocaust in Poland : a portrait based on Jewish community records, 1944-1947 by Lucjan Dobroszycki( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- 1. The Reemergence and Decline of the Jewish Community in Poland, 1944-1947 -- 2. Jewish Communities in Poland -- Map -- Location Index -- 3. The Central Committee of Jews in Poland -- Excerpt from a Report by the Department of Evidence and Statistics -- Samples of Registration Cards -- 4. Numbers of Jewish Survivors in Poland -- 5. Lists of Jewish Children Who Survived
Profiles of a lost world : memoirs of East European Jewish life before World War II by Hirsz Abramowicz( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 328 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."--Jacket
Yivo annual of Jewish social science by Yivo Institute for Jewish Research( )

in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Legacy of Jewish migration : 1881 and its impact by David Berger( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and work of S.M. Dubnov : diaspora nationalism and Jewish history by Sofii︠a︡ Dubnova-Ėrlikh( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last days of the Jerusalem of Lithuania : chronicles from the Vilna ghetto and the camps, 1939-1944 by Herman Kruk( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For five horrifying years, the librarian Herman Kruk recorded his own experiences and those of others, determinedly documenting the life and daily resistance of European Jews in the deepening shadow of imminent death. This unique chronicle includes all recovered pages of Kruk's diaries and provides a powerful eyewitness account of the annihilation of the Jewish community of Vilna. The widely scattered pages of the diaries, collected here for the first time, have been meticulously deciphered, translated, and annotated for this volume." "Kruk describes events both public and private in entries that start in September 1939, when he fled the German attack on Warsaw and became a refugee in Vilna, the "Jerusalem of Lithuania." His diaries go on to recount the two tragic years of the Vilna Ghetto and a subsequent year in death camps in Estonia. Kruk penned his final diary entry on September 17, 1944, managing to bury the small, loose pages of his manuscript just hours before he and other camp inmates were shot to death."--BOOK JACKET
Guide to the YIVO Archives by YIVO Archives( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to Jewish history under Nazi impact by Jacob Robinson( Book )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early Jewish labor movement in the United States by Yivo Institute for Jewish Research( Book )

6 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imposed Jewish governing bodies under Nazi rule : Yivo Colloquium, December 2-5, 1967( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in Undetermined and English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yiddish folktales by Beatrice Weinreich( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compendium of two hundred Yiddish folktales, collected during the 1920s and 1930s from people of all walks of life in the small towns and villages of Eastern Europe
 
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The YIVO encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe
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My future is in America : autobiographies of Eastern European Jewish immigrantsA century of ambivalence : the Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1881 to the presentThe YIVO encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern EuropeSurvivors of the Holocaust in Poland : a portrait based on Jewish community records, 1944-1947Profiles of a lost world : memoirs of East European Jewish life before World War IIThe last days of the Jerusalem of Lithuania : chronicles from the Vilna ghetto and the camps, 1939-1944Guide to the YIVO ArchivesYiddish folktales
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Institut historique juif

Institut scientifique juif Yivo

Institute for Jewish Research

IVO-Institut evreĭskikh issledovaniĭ (Nʹi︠u︡-Ĭork)

IVO Institut Evrejskih Issledovanij.

Jiddischers wissenschaftliches institut

Jiddisches Wissenschaftliches Institut

Jiddisches Wissenschaftliches Institut (New York)

Jidišer visnšaftlecher institut

Jidišer Wisnšaftleker Insṭiṭut Jiwo

Jidišer Wisnšaftleker Insṭiṭut Yivo New York, NY

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Jiwo Jidišer Wisenšafṭlecher Insṭiṭuṭ

Jüdisches Wissenschaftliches Institut

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Yiddish scientific institute

Yiddish Scientific Institute (New York)

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