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.

What is A Yizkor Book?: A Translator Explains About Literary Memorials to Pre-War Jewish Life

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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.

Mindle Crystel Gross was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1934.