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.

Singing the Yiddish song "Yomi Yomi"

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  • Judith Klau, English teacher, shares with us a song taught to her by her mother. A Jewish girl desires nothing more than the gift of marriage.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Judith Klau.

This excerpt is in English and Yiddish.

Judith Klau was born in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1935.

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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.

Tell Us Your Story

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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?