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 is an excerpt from an oral history with Shimon Alperovitch.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Shimon Alperovitch was born in 1928 in Vilna, Lithuania.

More information about this oral history excerpt

Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • Shimon Alperovitch
  • Lithuanian Jewish Community
  • Vilna
  • Vilnius
  • Vilne
  • Lithuania
  • Sholem Aleichem School
  • World Litvak Congress
  • Jewish community
  • Urban
  • Eastern Europe
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Jewish education

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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