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The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe

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The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe
EditorGershon David Hundert
SubjectEastern Europe Jewry
GenreReference encyclopaedia
PublisherYale University Press
Official site
Publication placeUnited States
Media type2 volumes and online
AwardsAssociation of Jewish Libraries Judaica Reference Award, 2008
LC ClassP-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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