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
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.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Australian Yiddish Library1 minute 50 seconds
"Like Stepping Through a Door": Entering the Yiddish World3 minutes 30 seconds
"It's one of the most beautiful stories I've ever read": Research and Love of Yiddish writer David Bergelson3 minutes 28 seconds
Live Your Own Judaism56 seconds
On Yiddish Film2 minutes 7 seconds
"Ineffable and Intangible": Yiddish Literature3 minutes 48 seconds
More information about this oral history excerpt
Themes in this oral history excerpt:
- Yiddish language
- Yiddish revival and activism
- Yiddish Book Center
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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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