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.
"Look How They Know Who I Am": Connecting With My Children Through Jewish Identity
Ghita Wolpowitz, a Litvak (Lithuanian Jew) who grew up in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), recalls how she first learned of the Yiddish Book Center when her children bought her a membership as a birthday gift.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ghita Wolpowitz.
This excerpt is in English.
Other video highlights from this oral history
For gezunt, zay gezunt, un kum gezunt: A Mother's Yiddish Blessing for Safe Travel
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Being the Boss' Daughter: Uncomfortable Experiences With Racial Privilege in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
3 min 48 sec
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"The Derailment of the Country": Reflecting on the Political Situation in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) Growing Up
4 min 35 sec
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