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Yiddish-Speaking East European Jews Are Ashkenazi

My father's mother was Hungarian, his father, Austrian. My mother's mother was Polish. My mother's father died before I was born and I don't know where he was born. I learned a lot of Yiddish from my grandparents (and from my parents). What I learned was from listening to them speak it, and I enjoy when I have the opportunity to speak Yiddish - often called a dying language because of how few younger Jews speak it. Of note is that many Yiddish words are similar or alike to German words meaning the same things.
eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F Nov 2, 2011

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