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.

"Yiddish eventually becomes yours"

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  • Michael Steinlauf explains that if you spend enough time with something - for example, the Yiddish language - it will begin to be "yours."

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Michael Steinlauf.

This excerpt is in English.

Michael Steinlauf was born in Paris, France in 1947.

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About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?