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.

Importance of Folklore

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  • Chana Mlotek, music archivist at YIVO, speaks to the importance of remembering and preserving Yiddish folklore.

This interview was conducted in English.

Chana Mlotek was born in 1922 in Brooklyn, New York. Chana, z"l, died in 2013.

This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.

More information about this oral history excerpt

Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • Jewish Identity
  • Yiddish language
  • Music
  • Ethnography
  • song, singing
  • Theater
  • Roots/heritage

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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.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?