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.
"I Feel the Richness Of This Peoplehood": Importance of My Jewish Identity
Ghita Wolpowitz, a Litvak (Lithuanian Jew) who grew up in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), describes the sense of richness and continuity which she feels in connection to her Jewish heritage.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ghita Wolpowitz.
This excerpt is in English.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"Look How They Know Who I Am": Connecting With My Children Through Jewish Identity
1 min 14 sec
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For gezunt, zay gezunt, un kum gezunt: A Mother's Yiddish Blessing for Safe Travel
Slide 4 of 7
Being the Boss' Daughter: Uncomfortable Experiences With Racial Privilege in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
3 min 48 sec
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