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.

Studying Yiddish

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Adrienne Cooper z"l explains how she first began studying Yiddish while working on her Ph.D in history. She first joined an informal Yiddish group and then went on to study intensively at YIVO.

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.