An Illuminating Obituary for a Yiddish Giant

Published: 11/09/2019
An Illuminating Obituary for a Yiddish Giant
Source: WWW.TABLETMAG.COM

When Max Weinreich , the co-founder of YIVO and great historian of Ashkenaz, died in 1969, many publications ran obituaries, including The New York Times . More illuminating than the Times , though, is a lengthy obituary that appeared for him in the then Communist Party-aligned Yiddish newspaper Morgn Frayhayt . Curiously, the title of the piece was “ Bay shabadn in hoyz bes dem vilner pogrom ” (I

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