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Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Yiddish Book Center (Christa Whitney)

The Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project is a growing collection of in-depth video interviews with people of all ages, exploring Yiddish cultural topics and issues of modern Jewish identity. The Project is particularly interested in how Yiddish language and culture inform Jewish identity, and how they, along with Jewish values and practices, are transmitted across generations.



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Aaron Krishtalka, son of Yiddish writer Shifra Krishtalka, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 17, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Aaron Krishtalka Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 17, 2016....
Topic: Family history
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Aaron Paley, founder of Yiddishkayt L.A., was interviewed by Christa Whitney on February 7th, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.   To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Aaron Paley Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Los Angeles, California, February 7, 2018. Video recording, [Internet Archive URL] ([date...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Abraham Lichtenbaum, Yiddish teacher and director of the IWO (the Argentinian YIVO, Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut, Yiddish Scientific Institute) in Buenos Aires, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 31, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Abraham was born in Argentina in 1943. His father came from Warsaw to Buenos Aires as an orphan in 1922. His mother came from Odessa with her family in 1907 or 1908. His maternal family was originally from Slutzk,...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
Abrahão Gitelman, former director of the Yiddish library at the Arquivo, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 23rd, 2018 in São Paulo, Brazil. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview:  Abrahão Gitelman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, S ã o Paulo, Brazil , May 23, 2018. Video...
Topics: Books, Childhood, Coming back to Yiddish, Immigration and migration, Jewish community, Literature,...
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Abram Goldberg, Holocaust survivor from Lodz, Poland, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on February 9th, 2017, in Melbourne, Australia. T o learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview:  Abram Goldberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Melbourne, Australia, February 9, 2017. Video recording,...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish scene, Yiddish...
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Adah Bakalinsky, philanthropist, walking advocate, and author of Stairway Walks in Los Angeles and Stairway Walks in San Francisco, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 10, 2013 at her home in San Francisco, CA. Adah grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota in an Orthodox, Yiddish-speaking family. Although her own first language was English, her parents and grandparents spoke Yiddish at home and amongst themselves so she picked up the language near-fluently as a child. She notes that an...
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Adah Hetko, graduate student in Jewish Studies, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 16, 2017 at Yidish-Vokh in Copake, New York.   To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview:   Adah Hetko Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, at Yidish-Vokh in Copake, New York, August 16, 2017. Video recording,...
Topics: Advice, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Yiddish learning, Yiddish scene, Music,...
Adam Siegel, author, translator, and bibliographer, was interviewed (remotely) by Nina Pick on June 17th, 2021 in Davis, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Adam Siegel Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Davis, California, June 17, 2021. Video...
Topics: Books, Canada, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Heritage, Holocaust,...
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Adi Mahalel was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 15, 2013, at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Adi Mahalel Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Boston, Massachusetts, December 15, 2013. Video recording,...
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Adina Gordon was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 4, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Adina Gordon Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, November 4, 2011. Video recording,...
Topics: Advice, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language,...
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Adrian Silver, professional dancer and Yiddish activist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 21, 2014 at KlezKanada in the Laurentian Mountains, Quebec, Canada. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Adrian Silver Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Klezkanada, August 21, 2014....
Topics: Advice, Childhood, Yiddish language, Jewish Identity, Yiddish learning, Coming back to Yiddish,...
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Adrienne Cooper, world-renowned Yiddish singer and educator, was interviewed on December 28, 2010 at KlezKamp, in the Catskills of New York. In her interview, Adrienne talks about coming from a long line of singers. Her mother was a Yiddish and Hebrew singer, and she says that Yiddish was in her ear from the time she was born. Adrienne grew up in Oakland, California. She describes her family as “not frum,” although they kept kosher at home, and observed Shabbat. They belonged first to an...
Topics: Family history and stories re. ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language (feelings...
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Adrienne Mayer, Jewish woman who grew up in South Africa and moved to Israel before settling in Framingham, MA, was interviewed by Zeev Duckworth on November 16th, 2014 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story Adrienne Mayer Oral History Interview, interviewed by Zeev Duckworth, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center,...
Topics: Childhood, Jewish Identity, Immigration, Migration, Hebrew, Family history, stories about...
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Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center Fellow, was interviewed by Karen Encarnacion on October 12, 2012 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Agnieszka Ilwicka Oral History Interview, interviewed by Karen Encarnacion, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, October 12, 2012. Video recording,...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
Ahuva Jolish, child of Holocaust survivors, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 31st, 2018 in San Francisco, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Ahuva Jolish Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, San Francisco, California, January 31, 2018. Video...
Topics: Family histories, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish scene, Yiddish speaker,...
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Aine Hudson, granddaughter of Yiddish writer, Max Milton, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 1, 2019 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.  To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Aine Hudson Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Amherst, Massachusetts, May 1, 2019. Video...
Topics: Childhood, Jewish identity, Literature, Books, United States, Oakland, California, Chicago
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Alan Bern, composer, musician, educator, and cultural activist, was interviewed by Tanya Panova on January 23, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Alan Bern Oral History Interview, interviewed by Tanya Panova, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Berlin, Germany, January 23, 2018. Video...
Topics: Advice, Family histories, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish revival and activism, Immigration and...
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Alan Kasal was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on October 12, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Alan Kasal, a former Special Education teacher at Amherst Regional High School, recounts his Jewish and Italian family background. His Jewish great-grandparents emigrated from Vienna and Hamburg. One of his great-grandparents opened a successful newspaper stand and was able to buy a home in Brighton Beach that housed many family members. Alan describes what it was like growing up in a "blended"...
Topics: Advice, Favorite Yiddish word, Childhood, Education, Family traditions, Jewish holidays, Food and...
Alan Kligerman, founder of Akpharma, advisor for Cornell University's Institute of Food Science, inventor of calcium fortified milk that was later sold as Lactaid, and public speaker and philanthropist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 31st, 2019 in Pleasantville, New Jersey.
Topics: Advice, Family histories, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Career and Professional Life, United States,...
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Alana Fichman, Steiner Summer Yiddish Program student, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 24th, 2014 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. Alana Fichman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 24, 2014....
Topics: Advice, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Childhood, Family history, stories about ancestors,...
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Albert Berkowitz was a docent at the Yiddish Book Center for ten years. He began by talking about his family, especially his grandmother (the only of that generation he ever knew) from Rumania. He described how his grandmother came to Staten Island with her children (some by marriage - she had three husbands, all of whom she outlived - and some her own) after selling all of her assets after her third husband died. He describes the house he grew up in. He and his brother spoke Yiddish in order...
Topics: Advice, Family history and stories re. ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language...
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Albert Stern, writer and editor, was interviewed by Nina Pick on October 31st, 2018, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. To  learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To   cite  t his interview: Albert Stern Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, October 31, 2018. Video recording, [Internet Archive URL]...
Topics: Advice, Favorite Yiddish word, Yiddish words, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood,...
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Alec (Leyzer) Burko, a graduate student and staff member at the Yiddish Forverts, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on March 12, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Alec (Leyzer) Burko Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
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Aleksandra (Ola) Bilinska was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 4, 2013 in Giuszyn, Poland. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Aleksandra Bilinska Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Giuszyn, Poland May 4, 2013. Video recording: https://archive.org/details/AleksandraBilinska4May2013YiddishBookCenter ([date accessed])
Topics: Aleksandra Bilinska, Poland, Sejny, England, Alte Zakhn, Alte Zachen, Aesthetics, Advice, Yiddish...
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Alex Dafner, Yiddish radio show host in Melbourne, Australia, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on February 13, 2017, in Melbourne, Australia. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Alex Dafner Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Melbourne, Australia, February 13, 2017....
Topics: Yiddish language, Yiddish speaker, Immigration, Migration, Theater, Radio, Israel, United States,...
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Alex Lauterbach, retired chemist, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on February 14, 2013 in Encino, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Alex Lauterbach Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Encino, CA, February 14, 2013. Video recording,...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
Alexander Ashendorf,  son of Yiddish writer Israel Azendorf, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 29th, 2019, in Staten Island, NY. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Alexander Ashendorf Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Staten Island, New York, January 29, 2019. Video...
Topics: Family histories, Childhood, Yiddish language, Yiddish learning, Immigration and migration, Hebrew,...
Alexander Beider, author of numerous dictionaries of Jewish names, was interviewed by Tanya Panova on June 11th, 2019 in  Düsseldorf, Germany.   To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Alexander Beider Oral History Interview, interviewed by Tanya Panova, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Dusseldorf, Germany, June 11, 2019. Video...
Topics: Academia, Books, Career and Professional Life, Eastern Europe, Russia, Soviet Union, Yiddish...
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Alexander Frenkel, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg, was interviewed by Tatiana (Tanya) Panova on February 16, 2017 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Alexander Frenkel Oral History Interview, interviewed by Tatiana (Tanya) Panova, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Saint Petersburg,...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Alexander Frenkel, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg, was interviewed by Tatiana (Tanya) Panova on December 9, 2016 in St. Petersburg, Russia. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Alexander Frenkel Oral History Interview, interviewed by Tatiana (Tanya) Panova, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, St. Petersburg,...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Alexandra Polyan,Yiddish teacher and philologist, was interviewed by Tanya Panova on February 27th 2017, at Moscow State University, in Moscow, Russia. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Alexandra Polyan Oral History Interview, interviewed by Tatiana (Tanya) Panova, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Moscow, Russia, February 27, 2017. Video recording,...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Favorite Yiddish word, Yiddish words, Childhood, Jewish...
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Alice Ahart, a retired speech language pathologist, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on November 17, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Alice Ahart grew up in Windsor, Ontario, right across the border from Detroit, where her mother’s extended family lived. Having left Europe after the borders to the United States were closed to Eastern European immigration, her parents settled in Canada and waited to be allowed into the goldene medine (the “Golden Land”). Alice...
Topics: Advice, Family history and stories re. ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language...
Alicia Svigals, klezmer violinist, was interviewed by Nina Pick on June 19th, 2019 in New York, NY. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Alicia Svigals Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, New York, New York, June 19, 2019. Video recording,[https://archive.org/details/AliciaSvigals19Jun2019YiddishBookCenter]...
Topics: Advice, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Cultural Transmission, Eastern Europe, Family...
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Allan Leicht - playwright, screenwriter, and son of Yiddish actress Florence (Feige Sheindl) Schechter Leicht - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 7, 2016 at the Museum of the City of New York. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Allan Leicht Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney , Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Museum of the City of...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Allan S. Cooper, Toronto native, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 9, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Allan S. Cooper Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 9, 2016. (https://archive.org/details/AllanSCooper9May2016YiddishBookCenter)...
Topics: Urban, Shtetl, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish scene,...
Allan Wofchuck, lifelong Yiddish speaker, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on August 13th, 2019 in Redwood City, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Allan Wofchuck Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Redwood City, California, August 13, 2019. Video...
Topics: Favorite Yiddish word, Family traditions, Childhood, Jewish identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Allen Katz, former student at the Yiddish Folk Shule in the Wynnefield neighborhood of Philadelphia, was interviewed by Dorothy Goldstone on August 7, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. Allen was born in Philadelphia to parents from Ukraine and Romania. His first exposure to Yiddish came from his grandmother, who lived with them and spoke only Yiddish in the home. Later, Allen's mother insisted that he attend the Wynnefield Folk Shule so that he could learn formal Yiddish grammar. Allen's time at...
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Allen Lewis Rickman, a Yiddish actor, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 4, 2015 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, New York. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Allen Lewis Rickman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, NY, March 4, 2015....
Topic: Advice
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Alvin Becker, retired veterinarian, was interviewed by Rola Younes on December 3, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Alvin Becker Oral History Interview, interviewed by Rola Younes, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, December 3, 2013. Video recording,...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
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Alyson West was interviewed by Hillary Ossip on July 11, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Alyson West, a 2011 Steiner Summer Student, described growing up in Roanoke, Virginia. She noted that she hadnât met any Jewish people until she began studying at the University of Virginia, where she majored in English. In her final year of college, Alyson decided to take both Hebrew and Yiddish to acquire more credits in order to graduate. In her classes, she was one of only a few non-Jewish students,...
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Amalia Charles, a former intern at the Wexler Oral History Center, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on February 2, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Topics: Amalia Charles, Harvard IL, Chicago, Smith College, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, Episcopalian, Favorite...
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Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel - actor, singer, songwriter, and librarian - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 13, 2014 at Yidish-Vokh in Reisterstown, Maryland. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Amanda Seigel Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Yidish-Vokh in Reisterstown, MD, August 13, 2014....
Topics: Advice, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish learning, Yiddish speaker, Theater,...
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Amanda Lundquist was interviewed by Christa Whitney on September 2, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Amanda Lundquist Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, September 2, 2011. Video recording,...
Topics: Advice, Favorite Yiddish word, Yiddish words, Childhood, Other languages, Family history, stories...
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Amanda Lundquist, artist and 2013-2014 Yiddish Book Center fellow, was interviewed by Danielle Winter on October 8, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Amanda Lundquist Oral History Interview, interviewed by Danielle Winter, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, October 08, 2013. Video...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
Amelia Glaser, Professor of Slavic and Jewish Studies at UC San Diego, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 19th, 2019 in La Jolla, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Amelia Glaser Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, La Jolla, California, December 19, 2019. Video...
Topics: Academia, Advice, Books, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Eastern Europe, Heritage, Jewish...
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Ami Goodman was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on December 20, 2018, in San Francisco, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Ami Goodman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, San Francisco, California, December 20, 2018. Video recording,...
Topics: Antisemitism, Assimilation, Books, Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Coming back to Yiddish,...
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Ana Kuper Berman, Yiddish teacher, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 11, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Ana Kuper Berman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 11,...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Jewish Identity, Childhood, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Anabella, z"l, Yiddish actress, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 16th, 2014, in Tel Aviv, Israel. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story Anabella Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Oral History Project, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 16, 2014. http://archive.org/details/Anabella16june2014YiddishBookCenter ([date accessed])
Topics: Advice, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Yiddish language, Yiddish scene,...
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Andrei Malaev-Babel, theater director and grandson of writer Isaac Babel, was interviewed by David Schlitt on May 15, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Andrei begins his interview describing his childhood in Moscow, Russia as a member of a well-educated family that had great interest in the arts. When Andrei was born, his family moved to the suburbs of Moscow to a three-bedroom apartment in a five-story building. Andrei went to an English-language-focused school that...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
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Andy Statman, acclaimed Bluegrass mandolinist and Klezmer clarinetist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 17, 2017 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Andy Statman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, Amherst,...
Topics: Childhood, Jewish Identity, Music, Klezmer, Career and Professional Life, Religion and ritual,...
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Anita (Katz) Asser, pianist born in 1926 in Tarnopol, Poland, was interviewed by Ze'ev Duckworth on May 1, 2015 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Anita (Katz) Asser Oral History Interview, interviewed by Ze'ev Duckworth, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center,...
Topics: Favorite Yiddish word, Yiddish words, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish...
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Anita Barlow was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 10, 2013, in Edmond, Oklahoma. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Anita Barlow Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Edmond, Oklahoma, October 10, 2013. Video recording,...
Topics: Advice, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language,...
Anita Feinstein, Ukrainian native and refugee from the second World War, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on March 21st, 2019 in Berkeley, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Anita Feinstein Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Berkeley, California, March 21, 2019. Video...
Topics: Advice, Antisemitism, Books, Canada, Career and Professional Life, Coming back to Yiddish,...
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Anita Garlick, YBC zamler in Sullivan County, was interviewed by Isaac D. Moore on December 10, 2015 at her home in Brookline, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Anita Garlick Oral History Interview, interviewed by Isaac D. Moore, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Brookline, Massachusetts, December 10, 2015....
Topics: Favorite Yiddish word, Yiddish words, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish...
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Anita Norich, professor of American-Jewish literature at the University of Michigan, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 18th, 2018 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, MA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Anita Norich Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Boston,...
Topics: Family histories, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish teaching, Yiddish learning,...
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Anna Augustniak, Jewish studies PhD student, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on January 28, 2014 in Wroclaw, Poland. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Anna Augustyniak Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Wroclaw, Poland, January 28th, 2014 (Internet Archive URL) ([date accessed])
Topics: Advice, Favorite Yiddish word, Yiddish words, Siemiatycze, Ukraine, Poland, Tomaszow Mazowiecki,...
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Anna Gonshor, Faculty Lecturer of Yiddish Studies at McGill University and Montreal-based Yiddish activist, was interviewed by Sara Israel on December 13, 2011 at the Montreal Jewish Public Library in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Professor Gonshor begins the interview discussing her family background. She was born in 1949 in Paris, France, and in 1950 her family immigrated to Montreal, where she grew up. She talks at length about her mother, a Yiddish teacher, and her father, a factory worker, who...
Topics: Yiddish scene, Yiddish teaching, Yiddish learning, Literature, Books, Career and Professional Life,...
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Anna Hootnick, z"l, centenarian who grew up around Blue Hill Ave. in Jewish Boston, was interviewed by Pauline Katz on August 2, 2014 in Newton, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit:  www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Anna Hootnick Oral History Interview, interviewed by Pauline Katz, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Newton, MA, August 2, 2014....
Topics: United States, Old Country, Advice, Family history, stories about ancestors, Jewish Identity,...
Anna Kopec Cooper, World War II survivor from Poland, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on December 21st, 2018 in San Francisco, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Anna Kopec Cooper Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, San Francisco, California, December 21, 2018. Video...
Topics: Antisemitism, Childhood, Career and Professional Life, Coming back to Yiddish, Cultural...
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Anna Muench was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 19, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Anna Muench, a student in the 2011 January term Yiddish intensive class at the Yiddish Book Center, starts her interview with a brief overview of her family’s history. Both of her parents were interested in genealogy, which contributed to Anna’s strong grasp of her heritage. Anna spends the first portion of her interview describing her childhood growing up in Ipswich, Massachusetts, a town filled...
Topics: Yiddish language, Yiddish learning, Advice, United States, Other languages, Other languages,...
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Anna Sheldon, retired elementary school teacher and native Yiddish speaker born in Warsaw, Poland, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on March 12, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Anna begins the interview discussing her family background. She explains that her mother came from a large prominent, and religious family in Warsaw, Poland. Their surname was Klipfiscz and many members of the family were rabbis; most of the family perished in the Holocaust. On the other hand, she doesn’t know much about...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
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Anna Shternshis, Associate Professor of Yiddish at the University of Toronto, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on December 20, 2016 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in San Diego, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Anna Shternshis Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, the...
Topics: Advice, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language,...
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Anna Sorokina, Russian-Jewish Yiddish teacher, linguist, and researcher, was interviewed by Tanya Panova on March 2nd, 2017, in Moscow, Russia.  To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Anna Sorokina Oral History Interview, interviewed by Tatiana (Tanya) Panova, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Moscow, Russia, March 2nd, 2017. Video recording,...
Topics: Favorite Yiddish word, Yiddish words, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Anna Stusser was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 18, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Anna Stusser Oral History Interview, interviewed by Emma Morgenstern, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 18, 2011. Video recording,...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
Anna Vishnevska, singer, guitarist, and music teacher, was interviewed by Tanya Panova on March 7th, 2020 in Hamburg, Germany. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Anna Vishnevska Oral History Interview, interviewed by Tanya Panova, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Hamburg, Germany, March 7, 2020. Video...
Topics: Career and Professional Life, Childhood, Coming back to Yiddish, Eastern Europe, Immigration and...
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Annalee Odessky [Smith], current co-director of Minneapolis Yiddish Vinkl, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 10, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview:  Annalee Odessky [Smith]  Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project,  Minneapolis, Minnesota ,  October 10, 2017 ....
Topics: Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Roots, heritage, North Minneapolis, Minneapolis,...
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Anne Eakin Moss - Yiddishist and Russian Literature Professor - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 18, 2013 at Yidish-Vokh in Reisterstown, Maryland. This interview was conducted entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Anne Eakin Moss Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project,...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
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Annette Epstein Jolles, social worker, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 18, 2015 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Annette Epstein Jolles Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 18, 2015....
Topics: Advice, Favorite Yiddish word, Yiddish words, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood,...
Annette Berkovits, Jewish author and former Senior Vice President of the Wildlife Conservation Society, was interviewed by Ze'ev Duckworth on June 28, 2015 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story Annette Berkovits Oral History Interview, interviewed by Ze'ev Duckworth, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio,...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Immigration, Migration, Other...
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Annette Zakuta, daughter of Yiddish writer Y. Y. Segal, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 19th, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Annette Zakuta Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 19th, 2016....
Topics: National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish, Montreal, Quebec,...
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Annette Zakuta and Sylvia Lustgarten, daughters of Yiddish writer Y. Y. Segal, were interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 8, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Annette Zakuta and Sylvia Lustgarten Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 8, 2016....
Topics: Yiddish language, Yiddish scene, Press, Literature, Books, Newspapers, Career and Professional...
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Annie (Anye) Kaufman, patternmaker and staff member at Yugntruf, was interviewed by Pauline Katz on March 15, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Annie (Anye) Kaufman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Pauline Katz, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 15,...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
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Anthony Russell, trained bass opera singer and notable Yiddish art song performer, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 9, 2012 at his home in Oakland, California. The interview focuses on Anthony's experiences in forming his Jewish identity, his conversion to Judaism, career transformation from opera to Yiddish art song and folk performance, and relationship with the secular Jewish and black communities. Anthony begins by discussing his family’s geographic origins in Fort Worth,...
Topics: National Yiddish Book Center, Anthony Russell,, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish....
Anna (Anya) Broytman, student in the 2016 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, was interviewed by Tanya Panova on July 20, 2016 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Anya Broytman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Tanya Panova, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Amherst, Massachusetts, July 20, 2016. Video...
Topics: Heritage, Yiddish Book Center, Canada, Russia, Eastern Europe, Favorite Yiddish word, Yiddish...
Archie (Hershl) Barkan, son of Yiddish writer Hayim Barkan, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on February 6th, 2018 in Woodland Hills, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Archie (Hershl) Barkan Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Woodland Hills, California, February 6, 2018. Video...
Topics: Family histories, Childhood, Yiddish language, Yiddish teaching, Yiddish learning, Yiddish speaker,...