The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe - Online Edition

This is the online edition of the YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe that was published in 2008 by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and a crucial reference work:

"The only resource of its kind, this encyclopedia provides the most complete picture of the history and culture of Jews in Eastern Europe from the beginnings of their settlement in the region to the present. This Web site makes accurate, reliable, scholarly information about East European Jewish life accessible to everyone."

The encyclopedia can be explored by topic, browsed alphabetically or searched by keywords. It also has separate sections for maps, images, audio & video as well as documents. There are also special pages for educators and for researchers explaining how to get the most out of the online encyclopedia.

Links are furthermore provided to relevant archival materials and important resources at the YIVO Institute.

Read the press release on the YIVO website here.