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.

My Bat Mitzvah at Fifty: One Step On a Long Journey of Healing

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  • Eva Brown, child survivor and trauma psychologist, describes the process and reasoning behind her bat mitzvah at the age of fifty.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Eva Metzger Brown.

This excerpt is in English.

Eva Metzger Brown was born in Fuerth, Germany.

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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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.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?