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.
Moshe Kraus's Oral History
Moshe Kraus, Holocaust survivor and first chief cantor of the Israel Defense Forces, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 4th, 2016, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
This interview was conducted in Yiddish.
More information about this oral history
Themes in this oral history:
- Johannesburg, South Africa, Antwerp, Belgium, Hasidim, Hasidism, khazn, cantor, khazones,
- Jewish Identity
- Yiddish language
- Yiddish speaker
- Career and Professional Life
- Jewish professions
- World War Two
- Religion and ritual
- Eastern Europe
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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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