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.
What is Yiddish Culture?
Michael Winograd attempts to describe what Yiddish culture is, and ponders what he would be doing if he was not a part of it.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Michael Winograd.
This excerpt is in English.
Michael Winograd was born in Long Island, New York.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
What is Yiddish Culture?50 seconds
The Intergenerational Connections of Klezmer1 minute 15 seconds
Why do people go to concerts?1 minute 32 seconds
unfortunately there's too many people like me1 minute 20 seconds
Teaching is still learning1 minute 41 seconds
the Klezmer revival1 minute 55 seconds
About the Wexler Oral History Project
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.
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