New York; American Branch Of The Yiddish Scientific Institute, 1936. Item #29359
Original Wrappers. 12mo. 16 pages. 1st edition. Full title: The Yiddish Scientific Institute YIVO: devoted to research and training in the domain of Jewish scholarship. An early Nazi-era publication of the American Branch of YIVO in New York, this publication describes the aims, organization, achievements, prospects, and future needs of the YIVO institute in Vilna, which would be overrun by Hitler’s armies 4 years later. A very interesting early publication from the American Branch of YIVO in New York; in four years time from this published brochure the city to become the final location of the YIVO institute. On the first page lists the “Honorary Board of Trustees: Simon Dubnow, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Moses Gaster, Edward Sapir, Chaim Zhitlowsky. ” Subjects: Yivo Institute for Jewish Research. OCLC lists only one copy (Spertus Institute) . An important document linking 2 of the greatest thinkers of the early 20th Century to each other and to Jewishness. Very lightly soiled, with lightly bumped edges. Very good condition. (HOLO2-95-16).