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.

Her Daughter at Weinreich's Desk

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Adrienne Cooper z"l talks about her daughter, Klezmer musician Sarah Gordon, growing up in the Yiddish world and her early exposure to Yiddish culture. She describes her daughter at the age of four sitting at Max Weinreich's desk in YIVO, pretending to work.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Adrienne Cooper.

This excerpt is in English.

Adrienne Cooper was born in Oakland, California in 1946. Adrienne died in 2011.