The Pinkas of Metz

June 14, 2010 at 8:39 PM Leave a comment

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In gathering material for the YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, editor Gershon David Hundert and director of publications Jeffrey Edelstein had to define where Eastern Europe began and ended.

In this episode of Bookpod, YIVO executive director Jonathan Brent explains why the editors struggled to arrive at a straightforward definition.

Click on arrow to listen (mp3, 4 minutes, 4 seconds)

Read the transcript.

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