Marvin Herzog

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Marvin Herzog
Born (1927-09-13) September 13, 1927 (age 89)
Toronto, Canada
Died June 28, 2013(2013-06-28)
Nationality Canada
Fields Yiddish
Institutions Columbia University
Alma mater Columbia University
Doctoral advisor Uriel Weinreich

Marvin (Mikhl) I. Herzog (September 13, 1927 — June 28, 2013) was a Yiddish language Professor at Columbia University.

He was the Director and Editor-in-Chief of the Yiddish Atlas Project at Columbia University, which publishes, in conjunction with YIVO, The Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry (LCAAJ).

He received his Ph.D. from Columbia under Uriel Weinreich.


  • Herzog, Marvin I., The Yiddish Language in Northern Poland. Its Geography and History, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, and The Hague, Mouton & Co., 1965.
  • Herzog, Marvin, et al. ed., YIVO, The Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry, 3 vols., Max Niemeyer Verlag, Tübingen, 1992–2000, ISBN 3-484-73013-7.

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