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 Sunk into the YIVO"

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Adrienne Cooper z"l describes how she came to work at YIVO. Although she first went to YIVO for the intensive Yiddish summer course, she then returned to do academic research and eventually got a job 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.