Wexler Oral History Project Interviews
The Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project is a growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity. In our collection you'll find native Yiddish speakers, world-renowned klezmer musicians, grandmothers, descendants of Yiddish writers, students, and more. The interviews are focused life histories, covering family background, involvement with Yiddish language and culture, Jewish identity, and the transmission of culture and values across generations and communities.
Interview copies are $20 each and can be ordered on DVD or on a thumb drive. You can find interviews through the narrator (interviewee) index or by searching for a topic that interests you at our tell your story page (Please note that DVDs cannot be ordered for interviews not yet online. Please also note that DVDs of Yiddish interviews will not be subtitled.)
How to Order online:
- After clicking the "Add to Cart" button find the link that says "add a note to your order" and type in the name of the interviewee you want to purchase.
- In this same field please indicate which format you want to order:
- DVD or USB Thumb-drive.
- Next, indicate the number of copies you want to order with the counter button in the center of the page.