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.

"Our tradition is an oral tradition": The Yiddish Book Center and ethnographic projects

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Hankus describes his excitement in the Yiddish Book Center's commitment to ethnographic projects. He reflects, too, on the personal importance the Yiddish Book Center has played for him as an "institutional home."

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Hankus Netsky.

This excerpt is in English.

Hankus Netsky was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1955.