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.
What is A Yizkor Book?: A Translator Explains About Literary Memorials to Pre-War Jewish Life
Mindle Crystel Gross, native speaker and translator, describes the Yizkor books which memorialize the Jewish communities which were destroyed in the Holocaust, and the insights they provide through translation.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Mindle Crystel Gross.
This excerpt is in English.
Other video highlights from this oral history
What is A Yizkor Book?: A Translator Explains About Literary Memorials to Pre-War Jewish Life55 seconds
Lives in Translation: The Importance of Preserving Yiddish Narratives of Jewish Life2 minutes 56 seconds
"It's Current, It's Future:" Yiddishkeit is Waiting To Be Explored By Future Generations1 minute 24 seconds
Papa, Not Daddy: Growing Up in a Yiddish Home1 minute 7 seconds
A Yiddish Song: Reyzele1 minute 35 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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