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Mark 20th Anniversary of Yiddish As ‘language’

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Extensive preparations are being made here for the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Czernowitz Conference of Yiddishists, when Yiddish was proclaimed as “the national language” of East European Jewry.

The proclamation was the outcome of a conference of Yiddish writers held here in 1908. To commemorate the occasion another conference was called to take place here on August 11. It had to be postponed, however, until the end of September in view of the difficulties encountered by several prominent Yiddish writers to obtain the permission of the Roumanian government to enter the country.