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Dr. Iman NIck

Episode #72 – Part 1 of a two-part series on Jewish names and identity. Jennifer and Mallory speak with sociolinguist Dr. Iman M. Nick, author of Personal Names, Hitler, and The Holocaust: A Socio-onomastic Study of Genocide and Nazi Germany. Dr. Nick is president of the Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics, and the Editor-in-Chief of NAMES, the scientific journal of the American Name Society.

Listener discretion is advised: this episode covers topics of violence, racism, and genocide.

Names mentioned in this episode: Loma, Télesphore, Eaton, Abraham, Cohen, Yaniv, Caleb, Ethan, Stanley, Kaladin, and more!

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Links:

What is the difference between Yiddish and Hebrew?

Personal Names, Hitler, and The Holocaust: A Socio-onomastic Study of Genocide and Nazi Germany by I.M. Nick

The American Name Society

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