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.

Today's Litvak Jewish Community in Lithuania

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  • Shimon Alperovitch, z"l, co-president of the Jewish Community in Lithuanian, describes the work of the Jewish Community, from preserving Jewish culture to fighting anti-Semitism.

This interview was conducted in Yiddish.

Shimon Alperovitch was born in 1928 in Vilna, Lithuania.

More information about this oral history excerpt

Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • Jewish community
  • Urban
  • Eastern Europe
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Jewish education

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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.

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