The Story of Yiddish
How a Mish-Mosh of Languages Saved the Jews
ISBN10: 006083711X ISBN13: 9780060837112 Publisher: William Morrow & Co Published: Apr 1 2008 Pages: 324 Weight: 0.44lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 5.25" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
A lighthearted and irreverent history of Yiddish depicts the language as an unlikely survivor of the ages, in a chronological narrative that charts Yiddish from its beginnings as a minor dialect in the eleventh century through its peak in World War II and revival in recent years. 35,000 first printing.