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.
At home Yiddish, in school English, on the streets French
Miriam Isaacs describes the Yiddish world she grew up in in Montreal. While Yiddish was the language of the family and home, it was a multilingual environment.
This interview was conducted in Yiddish.
Miriam Isaacs was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
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Themes in this oral history excerpt:
- Yiddish language
- Immigration, Migration
- Jewish education
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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.
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