Yiddish - A Struggle For Survival

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2008113020090908

Dennis Marks sets out to discover what has become of Yiddish, a language which at its height is estimated to have been spoken by more than ten million people.

He travels to New York and hears from the publisher of The Forward, once the world's most popular Yiddish newspaper but now in seemingly terminal decline.

And he explores the enormous influence of Yiddish culture on American life, its literature and comedic tradition.

Dennis Mark travels to New York to discover what has become of the Yiddish language.

2008113020090908

Dennis Marks sets out to discover what has become of Yiddish, a language which at its height is estimated to have been spoken by more than ten million people.

He travels to New York and hears from the publisher of The Forward, once the world's most popular Yiddish newspaper but now in seemingly terminal decline.

And he explores the enormous influence of Yiddish culture on American life, its literature and comedic tradition.

Dennis Mark travels to New York to discover what has become of the Yiddish language.