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Yiddish and Related Resources

A large percentage of the Ashkenaz Eastern European Jews murdered in the Holocaust spoke Yiddish as their mamaloshen, but Yiddish is not a murdered language (nicht ein getotet Languesprache).


Yiddish was the lingua franca of Eastern European Jews; a Germanic based language written in Hebrew characters, it is now mostly spoken by Chassidic communities in Israel and North America. 

Photo Image of Jewish Works with sign in Yiddish



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