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.
He Spoke My Parents' Dialect
Israel Bartal - Professor of Jewish History at Hebrew University - shares the story of getting a letter from a klezmer musician from Galicia who spoke his parents' dialect.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Israel Bartal.
This excerpt is in English.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"It Is Incredible How Much We Still Have To Do": Advice for Young Yiddishists
2 min 51 sec
Slide 4 of 10
An Unexpected Journey: How My Israeli Hebraist Education Lead Me To a Love for Yiddish Literature And Eastern European Jewish History
5 min 37 sec
Slide 6 of 10