25 March 2009

Listening Comprehension: Yiddish, a Struggle for Survival (Part 2) from BBC Documentaries

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The second installment: Yiddish, a Struggle for Survival (Part 2) MP3 (right click with mouse to save to computer).

Part two

Dennis Marks continues his investigation in New York.

He meets Aaron Lansky, founder of the National Yiddish Book Centre, a library dedicated to rescuing and saving Yiddish books - as he says - from the dustbin of history.

The Centre has saved and preserved thousands of books, many of which now reside in libraries in Oxford, in an attempt to keep this joyful, exuberant language alive.

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