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.

Yiddish: As Great a Language as All the Major Languages

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  • Eva Raby - former director of the Montreal Jewish Public Library - compares the beauty of Yiddish and her mother's singing with the nostalgia and kitsch of Yiddish.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Eva Raby.

This excerpt is in English.

Eva Raby was born in Montreal, Québec, Canada in 1942.

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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.

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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?