Thursday, April 21, 2011

Max Weinreich (April 22, 1894)

Weinreich, a Yiddish scholar, founded YIVO (Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut — Yiddish Scientific Institute) in Vilna in 1925. When he fled the Holocaust he moved YIVO to New York. He was in many ways a pioneer of secular Jewish identity in Yiddish culture.

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