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One Hundred Years Since Czernowitz
Jul 30 2008



A symposium on the one-hundredth anniversary of the Czernowitz Yiddish Conference of 1908, which attracted writers, Bundists, Zionists, and other prominent thinkers from Europe and America to discuss language planning, the status of Yiddish, and its role for the Jewish people. The conference proclaimed that Yiddish was a national language of the Jewish people and called for the founding of an institute of Yiddish, which came to pass in 1925 with the founding of YIVO.

Distinguished panelists Cecile Kuznitz (Bard College) and Jess Olson (Yeshiva University) will place the conference in its historical context and discuss the current role of Yiddish in Jewish life.

Moderator: Paul Glasser, Associate Dean of the Max Weinreich Center.


One Hundred Years Since Czernowitz Audio