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.

"I Don't Want to Just Be An Academic": Yiddish Beyond Academia

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  • Professor Michael Steinlauf of Gratz College explains that Academia is one important place in which Yiddish resides, but that it is important to supplement an academic education with cultural experiences.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Michael Steinlauf.

This excerpt is in English.

Michael Steinlauf was born in Paris, France in 1947.

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.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?