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.

'How Big Government Rescued Yiddish Culture": How the NEH Saved YIVO

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Zachary Baker, Reinhard Family Curator of Judaica and Hebraica Collections at Stanford University, speaks to the role of the National Endowment for the Humanities funding in maintaining and expanding YIVO's programs and collections.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Zachary Baker.

This excerpt is in English.

Zachary Baker was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1950.