THE YIDDISH BOOK CENTER'S
Wexler Oral History Project

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.

Adjusting to Life in America

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  • Lili Bermant z"l remembers moving to the United States as a teenager and answering the question that many asked, "How do you like America?" She describes her younger self as quite rebellious, preferring to marry an American man against her parents wishes of her marrying a European.

This interview was conducted in English.

Lili Bermant was born in 1927 in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • Immigration, Migration

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About the Wexler Oral History Project

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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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