The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe

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The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe
Editor Gershon David Hundert
Country United States
Language English
Subject Eastern Europe Jewry
Genre Reference encyclopaedia
Published 2008
Publisher Yale University Press
Official site
Media type 2 volumes and online
Pages 2,400
Awards Association of Jewish Libraries Judaica Reference Award, 2008
ISBN 9780300119039
OCLC 170203576
LC Class P-PXK 12-442

The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe is a two-volume, English-language reference work on the history and culture of Eastern Europe Jewry in this region, prepared by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and published by Yale University Press in 2008.[1]

Print edition[edit]

The Encyclopedia, 2,400 pages in length, contains over 1,800 alphabetical entries written by 450 contributors, and features over 1,000 illustrations and 55 maps.

Online edition[edit]

The online version of the Encyclopedia was officially launched June 10, 2010. It's free to access online.

Awards and honors[edit]

Editorial staff[edit]

Editor-in-Chief: Gershon David Hundert, McGill University
Editorial Board:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Publisher description, U.S. Library of Congress catalog
  2. ^ Choice, [1], accessed 3 March 2014
  3. ^ Dartmouth Medal, [2], accessed 3 March 2014
  4. ^ Association of American Publishers Announces 2008 PROSE Award Winners , [3], accessed 3 March 2014
  5. ^ Reference & Bibliography Awards, [4], accessed 3 March 2014


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