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.
Using Yiddish in the Hospital
Elaine Trehub - retired Mount Holyoke College archivist - remembers one of the few times in her adult life she used Yiddish: to communicate with a German patient in a hospital room.
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.
Other video highlights from this oral history
I Invented A Khanike (Channukah) Angel: Transmitting Jewish Identity To My Children
3 min 37 sec
Slide 13 of 18
"Your Good Fortune Should Be As Beautiful As You Are": My Father's Yiddish Expression
1 min 42 sec
Slide 5 of 18