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.

Generations of Yiddish Song

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Adrienne Cooper, z"l, discusses singing Yiddish songs and lullabies to her daughter and reminisces about hearing Yiddish songs from her grandparents as a young child. She talks about how this "intergenerational conversation" influenced her music, and her final CD entitled Enchanted.

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.