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.

The Strengths of Studying Yiddish Academically

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Mark Louden, professor of linguistics, describes how Academia encourages better Yiddish teaching and dispels myths about the language.

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.