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.

"Boy, What I've Lost!": The Most Beautiful Yiddish

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Elaine Trehub - retired Mount Holyoke College archivist - explains her lack of Yiddish language acquisition and describes a time in Florida when she heard beautiful, grammatical Yiddish.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Elaine Trehub.

This excerpt is in English.

Elaine Trehub was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1928.