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.

"What is my culture"

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  • Michael Steinlauf differentiates between modern Israeli culture and the Polish culture of years past.

This interview was conducted in English.

Michael Steinlauf was born in 1947 in Paris, France.

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:

  • Israel

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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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