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.

A Shvartse Khupe (Black Wedding Canopy)

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Linda Gritz, Yiddish cultural activist, narrates a moving story about her grandfather devoted work as a Hasid in Poland and his eventual breaking away from it.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Linda Gritz.

This excerpt is in English.

Linda Gritz was born in Bronx, New York in 1956.