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Aaron Lansky

Aaron Lansky

American book collector
Aaron Lansky
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Quick Facts

Intro American book collector
Is Collector
From United States of America
Gender male
Birth 17 June 1955
Age 66 years
Star sign Gemini
Education
McGill University
Hampshire College
Awards
MacArthur Fellows Program  
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Aaron Lansky (born June 17, 1955 in New Bedford, Massachusetts) is the founder of the Yiddish Book Center, an organization he created to help salvage Yiddish language publications. He received a MacArthur Fellowship in 1989 for his work.

Lansky is the author of Outwitting History (2004), an autobiographical account of how he saved the Yiddish books of the world, from the 1970s to the present day. It won the 2005 Massachusetts Book Award.

Education

Lansky graduated from Hampshire College in 1977 with a B.A. in modern Jewish history, and went on to a graduate program in East European Jewish studies at McGill University in Montreal.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 14 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/aaron-lansky-founder-and-president
https://web.archive.org/web/20120208151447/http://www.massbook.org/reading_guides/Outwitting%20History%20discussion%20guide2%20PDF.pdf
http://www.massbook.org/reading_guides/Outwitting%20History%20discussion%20guide2%20PDF.pdf
https://authority.bibsys.no/authority/rest/authorities/html/7029938
https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb15002500q
https://data.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb15002500q
https://d-nb.info/gnd/129876763
http://isni.org/isni/0000000114897662
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2004056159
http://uli.nli.org.il/F/?func=direct&doc_number=000081026&local_base=nlx10
http://data.bibliotheken.nl/id/thes/p28850674X
https://viaf.org/viaf/32272237
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n2004056159
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