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Outwitting History free pdf In 1980, an entire body of Jewish literature - the physical remnant of Yiddish culture - was on the verge of extinction. Precious volumes that had survived Hitler and Stalin were being passed down from older generations of Jewish immigrants to their non-Yiddish speaking children only to be discarded or destroyed. A twenty-three-year-old student named Aaron Lansky set out to rescue the world's abandoned Yiddish books before it was too late. When Lansky started out, experts believed that fewer than 70,000 Yiddish-language books still existed, he has now saved over 1.5 million books. As he takes us along on his groundbreaking journey, Lansky explores the roots of the Yiddish language, and introduces us to the brilliant Yiddish writers - from Mendele to Sholem Aleichem to Issac Bashevis Singer - whose lasting cultural relevance is evident on every page. Aaron Lansky is the founder and President of the National Yiddish Book Center. He has rekindled interest in all things Yiddish, and the treasures that have been rescued are being translated, digitized, and redistributed at universities around the world. He has been awarded a MacArthur "genius" Fellowship.

About Aaron Lansky

Aaron Lansky is the founder and President of the National Yiddish Book Center, the largest and fastest-growing Jewish cultural organisation in the USA. He has rekindled interest in all things Yiddish, and the treasures that have been rescued are being translated, digitized, and redistributed at universities around the world. He has been awarded a MacArthur "genius" Fellowship.

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Author : Aaron Lansky
Publisher : Souvenir Press Ltd
Data Published : 02 March 2005
ISBN : 0285637525
EAN : 9780285637528
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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