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.
It Seems Yiddish and Hebrew Are Switching Places: Reflecting on the Future of Yiddish
Henry Slucki, child survivor of the Holocaust, discusses the current status of Yiddish, the teaching of Yiddish in universities, and how he sees Yiddish and Hebrew as functionally switching places.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Henry Slucki.
This excerpt is in English.
Henry Slucki was born in Paris, France in 1934.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"It Doesn't Feel Traumatic to Me": Reflecting on the Impact of the Holocaust on My Life
3 min 55 sec
Slide 2 of 11
Many of the Yiddish Words Sounded Familiar: Remembering My Parents' Yiddishized French
1 min 19 sec
Slide 9 of 11