Yiddish Book Center, Amherst

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The Yiddish Book Center (National Yiddish Book Center), located on the campus of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States, is a cultural institution dedicated to the preservation of books in the Yiddish language, as well as the culture and history those books represent. It is one of ten western Massachusetts museums constituting the Museums10 consortium.
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  • This visit was a wonderful and unique experience. The museum is in a gorgeous building. The video that described the creation of the museum was very interesting. The upper level had displays of... 
    This visit was a wonderful and unique experience. The museum is in a gorgeous building. The video that described the creation of the museum was very interesting. The upper level had displays of...  more »
  • The story how a young college student collecting yiddish books for research started this museum is incredible. A collection of long, lost books has been gathered with many stories. 
    The story how a young college student collecting yiddish books for research started this museum is incredible. A collection of long, lost books has been gathered with many stories.  more »
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  • It was fascinating really interesting you can spend a whole day
  • Incredible facility with a broad and impressive library collection and oral history records, complemented by lovely and attentive staff. I cannot recommend this place enough!

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