Event Title

Eastern Yiddish

Location

CSU 202

Start Date

11-4-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

11-4-2017 11:00 AM

Student's Major

Anthropology

Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mentor's Name

Chelsea Mead

Mentor's Department

Anthropology

Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

Eastern Yiddish is geographically spoken in Eastern European countries such as Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Belarus however it’s hotspots are located in North America and Israel—within largely Jewish populations. Originating in Eastern Europe, the experiences of WWII and the Holocaust led to a severe decline in speakers of Eastern Yiddish. Today, Eastern Yiddish is not commonly used other than amongst members of the Jewish populations with roughly 1,541,290 speakers in the world. While the language is used by a substantial number of speakers it is not widespread or institutionally supported outside of its particular home communities. Programs at higher education institutions, amongst community members, and amongst scholars are working to preserve and support the use of Yiddish in general if not this particular dialect.

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Eastern Yiddish

CSU 202

Eastern Yiddish is geographically spoken in Eastern European countries such as Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Belarus however it’s hotspots are located in North America and Israel—within largely Jewish populations. Originating in Eastern Europe, the experiences of WWII and the Holocaust led to a severe decline in speakers of Eastern Yiddish. Today, Eastern Yiddish is not commonly used other than amongst members of the Jewish populations with roughly 1,541,290 speakers in the world. While the language is used by a substantial number of speakers it is not widespread or institutionally supported outside of its particular home communities. Programs at higher education institutions, amongst community members, and amongst scholars are working to preserve and support the use of Yiddish in general if not this particular dialect.

Recommended Citation

Winter, Erika. "Eastern Yiddish." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 11, 2017.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2017/oral-session-02/2