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Weinreich, Max

Published by Vilne: Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut, Optsvayg Yugnt-Forshung, 1935
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(FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 309, viii pages, 35 cm. In Yiddish. "The way to our youth; elements, methods, and problems of Jewish youth research. " Nazi-era imprint, looking at Jewish youth in 1930s Poland. Series: Bibliotek fun Yivo; Nom. 1 (7) ; Variation: Bibliotek fun Yivo. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish youth -- Psychological aspects. Personality and culture -- Methodology. Added title page: The way to our youth; elements, methods, and problems of Jewish youth research. Added title page also in Lithuanian: Keliasimusu javnuomene. Bibliographical footnotes and index. Other Titles: Way to our youth. ; Keliasimusu jaunuomene. Weinreich (1894-1969) was a "Yiddish linguist, historian, editor. Born in Kuldiga (Latvia) , Weinreich made his debut as a Yiddish writer at the age of 13, and became a contributor to various Yiddish, Russian, German, and later English publications. After studying at the universities of St. Petersburg and Berlin, he completed a doctoral thesis on the history of Yiddish philology at the University of Marburg. Early in his career Weinreich became a prominent educator in various capacities, ranging from the teaching of Yiddish literature at the Vilna Yiddish Teachers’ Seminary to serving as leader of a Yiddish scouting movement, Di Bin. He was instrumental in giving Yiddish linguistics a solid, scholarly footing. Co-founder with Nokhem Shtif, Elias Tcherikover, and Zalmen Rejzen of the YIVO Institute, and YIVO’s guiding spirit, he was largely responsible for its achieving a worldwide reputation. As director of YIVO’s Research Training Division and organizer of its graduate school, Weinreich successfully educated young Yiddish scholars, among them, his son, Uriel Weinreich. At the World Congress of Linguistics in Copenhagen, he lectured on "Yiddish as an Object of General Linguistics, " and in 1940, he immigrated with his son Uriel to the U. S. , where he became the country’s first university professor of Yiddish, teaching Yiddish language, literature, and folklore at the College of the City of New York and Columbia University, while serving as the scholarly director of YIVO. Weinreich’s wide array of books and studies include his magnum opus, Geshikhte fun der Yidisher Shprakh, the culmination of a half century of research on Yiddish sociolinguistics, tracing the thousand-year development of Ashkenazi culture and the Yiddish language as integral to the Jewish way of life. He studied the development of Yiddish from its origins in Germany, through Eastern Europe and into the second diaspora, creating the basic concepts and theoretical tools of the linguistic study of Jewish languages. Prominent among his other works are Hitlers Profesorn- probably the best documented indictment of German scholarship during the Nazi regime; Shturemvint, sketches on 17th-century Jewish history; Bilder fun der Yidisher Literatur-Geshikhte; Der Veg tsu Undzer Yugnt, a socio-psychological study of Jewish youth in Eastern Europe; and Di Shvartse Pintelekh, a history of alphabets. Weinreich translated Homer, Freud, and Ernst Toller into Yiddish and edited the periodicals Yidishe Filologye, Filologishe Shriftn, Yivo-Bleter, and the critical edition of S. Ettinger’s works, N. Stutchkoff’s Oytser fun der Yidisher Shprakh, Y. L. Cahan’s Shtudyes vegn Yidisher Folkshafung, and Yidishe Folkslider mit Melodyes" (Schaechter and Baumgarten in EJ, 2007) . OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (U of Melbourne, Paris-Cujas-Bu Droit, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Bayersiche Staatsbibliothek) . Browning to pages. Bumped cover corners. Otherwise, very good condition. (Holo2-74-6) Ava, Holo6, yid1, ee1. Bookseller Inventory # 27873

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Publisher: Vilne: Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut, Optsvayg Yugnt-Forshung

Publication Date: 1935

Binding: Hardcover

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