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.
Storytelling at the Jewish Public Library
Eva Raby - former director of the Montreal Jewish Public Library - tells how she got interested in storytelling while working at the children's librarian at the Jewish Public Library.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Eva Raby.
This excerpt is in English.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Storytelling at the Jewish Public Library0 seconds
The Origins of the Yiddish Talking Books0 seconds
My Grandfather Said Go To Canada, Now!: The Famous Roskies Family Immigration Stories0 seconds
Any Yiddish Writer that Came to Montreal Visited Our Home0 seconds
Yiddish Culture Was Their Religion: Founders Of The Montreal Jewish Public Library0 seconds
Recorded Lectures at the Jewish Public Library0 seconds
Yiddish: As Great a Language as All the Major Languages0 seconds
History Behind The Multilingual Holdings Of The Montreal Jewish Public Library0 seconds
Named After a Yiddish Research Institute: The Stories Behind My Name, Eva0 seconds
How I Came To Record Kinder Klangen Children's Music Tapes0 seconds
My Father Heard Trotsky and Lenin Speak0 seconds
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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