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Jewish Studies: Eastern European History

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Easter European Jewish History

"Jewish Eastern Europe is understood to be the regions east of the German-speaking realm, north of the Balkans, and west of the Urals; that is, the borders of the region correspond roughly to today’s Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Poland, the Baltic states and Finland, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia."

Hundert, Gershon David. "About: Preface to the Print Edition." The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe Online. Last modified , 2010. Accessed January 26, 2023.

Selected Books

Digital Archives & Collections

Maps of Eastern Europe

Interested in Maps to help with your research?

Thumbnail map of Eastern Europe circa 1923

Check out the Maps section of the online YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe.

Finding Book Series in the Library Catalog

Library catalog snapshot showing searching by series

  • Use the Series field in the library catalog to search for volumes in a particular series like Polin : Studies in Polish Jewry, Yad Vashem Studies, or the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.
  • To browse books associated with a particular scholarly organization like the American Association for Polish-Jewish Studies, search for the organization with the Author field.

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