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.

Australian Yiddish Library

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  • Sean Sidky, 2011 Steiner Summer Program student, talks about his plans to create a Yiddish library and cultural center in his hometown of Sydney, Australia.

This interview was conducted in English

Sean Sidky was born in 1989 in Columbus, Ohio.

This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series

More information about this oral history excerpt

Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • Yiddish language
  • Yiddish revival and activism
  • Literature
  • Books
  • Yiddish Book Center

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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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