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 wasn't welcome"

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Christa Whitney recalls the beginning of her budding passion of Yiddish and Jewish studies and being called a Shiksa by a peer during the first summer that she spent at the National Yiddish Book Center.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Christa Whitney.

This excerpt is in English.

Christa Whitney was born in Oakland, California in 1987.