The Swedish government asked Lund University to establish a Yiddish Studies Program. Yiddish is part of the Swedish and European cultural heritage. This Jewish language originating in Eastern Europe is an official minority language in Sweden.

To study Yiddish is not only an encounter with a fascinating and rich language but also an entrance to a world of literature, folklore, songs, art and ideas.

Center for Languages and Literatures offers courses in the language and in Yiddish culture's origin and development in Eastern Europe and continued existence in Sweden.

[Translate to English:] World War I era poster in Yiddish to encourage food conservation. Caption (translated) "Food will win the war - You came here seeking freedom, now you must help to preserve it - Wheat is needed for the allies - waste nothing." Color lithograph

Courses in Yiddish Autumn 2020

Late registration for the fall 2020 beginner course in Yiddish will open on July 15.

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Head of Section
Johanna Lindbladh

Director of Studies
Marina Andersson

Manager of Research and Research Education
Jan Schwarz

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