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.

Part Of Me Feels Sad: How Jewish Identity Is Different Across Generations

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  • Phyllis Herda describes the difference between hers and the next generation of Jewish Americans.

This interview was conducted in English.

Phyllis Herda was born in 1942 in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

More information about this oral history excerpt

Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • Jewish Identity
  • Immigration, Migration
  • United States
  • Jewish community
  • Yiddish Book Center
  • Ethnography

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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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