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.
Growing up in the "Once" Jewish Neighborhood in Buenos Aires
Abraham Lichtenbaum - Yiddish teacher and director of the IWO (YIVO, Yiddish Research Institute) in Buenos Aires, Argentina - describes being raised on the border between a Jewish neighborhood and a Spanish-speaking neighborhood.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Abraham (Avrom) Lichtenbaum.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Growing up in the "Once" Jewish Neighborhood in Buenos Aires0 seconds
Growing up with Argentinean Yiddish Literature0 seconds
Reading Rozhansky's Musterverk Yiddish Textbooks in Buenos Aires High School0 seconds
July 18, 1994: Memories of the AMIA Bombing in Buenos Aires0 seconds
Instead of Yelling about Yiddish, People Should Work with Yiddish0 seconds
My Grandmother's Folk Tales and Card Games0 seconds
Yiddish Stories from a Childhood in Buenos Aires0 seconds
A Jew Breathes with Two Nostrils0 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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