Yiddish Typewriter

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Object id: 
L.2006.07.015
Yiddish Typewriter

In Vancouver, early twentieth century Jewish immigrants, who arrived from Russia, Romania, Poland, and Germany may not have been able to speak English, but they shared the Yiddish language. Developed in the late Middle Ages as a mix of Hebrew, German and Slavic languages, Yiddish was the common language of Eastern European Jews. In Strathcona, it was the language spoken in Jewish homes and in the sermons at the Synagogue.

Date: 
1920
Source: 
Leonoff, Cyril E.
Studio: 
Ron Long Photography