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.

A Daughter's Interest in Yiddish

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Mark Louden, professor of linguistics, describes how his wife's Jewish family relates to him as a non-Jew who studies Yiddish. Mark then tells how his daughter has become interested in Yiddish.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Mark Louden.

This excerpt is in English.

Mark Louden was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1962.