Aaron Lansky

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American book collector

Why Is Aaron Lansky Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Aaron Lansky 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 , 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. A children’s book called “The Book Rescuer: How a Mensch from Massachusetts Saved Yiddish Literature for Generations to Come” also tells his story.

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