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.

Parallel Immigrant Story

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Christa Whitney elaborates on her experiences working in the Yiddish world and concludes that the Jewish immigrant story is often separated from the greater immigrant narrative, but both have quite a bit in common.

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.