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The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe
The world's most comprehensive resource on Eastern European Jewish history and culture and over 1,000 digitized images, documents, sound clips, and videos from YIVO's collections.

YIVO Encyclopedia home page

YIVO Archives

Guide to the YIVO Archives
Access basic descriptions of over 1,800 archival collections and detailed finding aids for selected collections.

Online Guide to YIVO Archives home page

YIVO Digital Archive on Jewish Life in Poland
Access to over 50 archival collections with Polish materials, including finding aids, digital images, sound recordings, and rare films of Jewish life in pre-WWII Poland.

YIVO Digital Archive on Jewish Life in Poland home page

People of A Thousand Towns: Online Photographic Catalog
Search and view over 50,000 images of Jewish life in pre- WWII Eastern Europe.

People of A Thousand Towns home page

Milstein Family Jewish Communal Archive Project
View documents and images from YIVO's collection of organizational records for the 92nd St Y, the Educational Alliance, the New York Association for New Americans (NYANA), FEGs, and Surpise Lake Camp.

Milstein project home page

16mm Postcards: Home Movies of American Jewish Visitors to 1930s Poland
Rare films of Jewish life in prewar Eastern Europe on an online exhibition by YIVO and Yeshiva University Museum.

16mm Postcards home page

YIVO Online Exhibitions
Thematic presentations of items from the YIVO Library and Archives, including sound recordings.

YIVO Exhibitions home page

Older online exhibitions can be viewed at

YIVO Sounds
Read about the Max and Frieda Weinstein Archives of YIVO Sound Recordings and listen to sample recordings.

YIVO Sounds home page

YIVO in the Center for Jewish History Digital Gallery
View over 1,000 digitized items from YIVO's library and archival collections, including rare films of Jewish life in prewar Eastern Europe.

YIVO’s Landsmanshaftn Collections
List of YIVO’s Landsmanshaftn Collections on the web site of the Jewish Genealogical Society of New York

YIVO Library

YIVO Online Library Catalog
Search the catalog of the YIVO Library on the web site of the Center for Jewish History.

Rare Books and YIVO Scholarly Journals
Read and download PDFs of rare books from the YIVO Library, as well as YIVO's scholarly journals and other publications.

YIVO Library Books online home page

Yiddish Theater Works
Read and download PDFs of Yiddish theater works, including many exclusively rare editions of Yiddish plays, operettas and comedy skits, on the YIVO Library page in the Internet Archive.

YIVO Library Books on Internet Archive

Yiddish Children's Books
Explore digitized Yiddish children's books on the web sites of the International Digital Children's Library and the Center for Jewish History.

Educational Resources

The Educational Program on Yiddish Culture (EPYC), a high school curriculum on Jewish culture in Eastern Europe.

EPYC home page

Yiddish Resources

Yiddish Dictionaries in the YIVO Library
List of Yiddish dictionaries in the YIVO Library.

Resources for Yiddish Translation and the Study of Yiddish Language
Online publications of the Max Weinreich Center for Advanced Jewish Studies, including Plant Names in Yiddish, Yiddishland (a gazeteer), and The Seven Genders of Yiddish by Uriel Weinreich.