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.
Meeting My Wife Dancing in Amish Country
Jack Apfelbaum, engineer, recalls the two trips it took before he and his wife became serious: first in Amish country in Pennsylvania then at a lake retreat in Connecticut.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jack Apfelbaum.
This excerpt is in English.
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About the Wexler Oral History Project
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.
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