from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northeast Poland near the border of Belarus. About half the city's population was killed by Nazi occupation forces (1941-1944). Today it is an industrial and transportation center. Population: 295,000.

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  • proper n. Alternative form of Białystok.


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  • Born Denis Arkadievitch Kaufman in Bialystok then part of the Russian empire in 1896, Vertov began working on the newsreel "Kino-Week" for the new Soviet government in 1918.

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  • Yetta had been ten when Rahel left their shtetl and went to work in the big city, Bialystok.


  • “There was a horrible pogrom in Bialystok— houses burning, Jews beaten to death, tossed out of windows and killed . . .”


  • She remembered what Rahel had said about the pogrom in Bialystok: This one girl—she might have been you or me.


  • Last year, while visiting Poland in search of traces of my grandparents 'lives, I landed in the eastern towns of Bialystok and Knyszyn (sounds like knishn) and unearthed details that linked the iconic Jewish food to Catholic mourning rituals.

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  • The young entrepreneur, who learned butchering from his father in Bialystok, Poland, kept late hours on Washington Street.

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  • As they grow up, their brains show better "executive control," a system key to higher functioning — as Bialystok puts it, "the most important part of your mind."

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  • Bialystok studied 450 Alzheimer's patients, all of whom showed the same degree of impairment at the time of diagnosis.

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  • Partly that's because adults' brains are so bombarded with other demands that we don't give learning a new language the same attention that a young child does, Bialystok said.

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  • The more proficient you become, the better, but "every little bit helps," said Ellen Bialystok, a psychology professor at York University in Toronto.

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