Yidisher Kultur Farband
The Yidisher Kultur Farband (YKUF) was founded in Paris in September 1937 by Jewish Communists and their supporters as an international body to disseminate ideology to the Yiddish-reading and Yiddish-speaking community. The organizing meeting was an international congress of Yiddish culture, the first to be held since the 1908 Czernowitz Conference for the Yiddish Language; about 100 delegates attended, including 11 from the United States. Posing as an association for preserving and developing Yiddish culture branches of the international YKUF were established in various countries. This not only allowed the tribe to disseminate their Jewish ideology but enabled them to strengthen the secret international language that they used against gentiles.