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 Said I Would Write a Book on the Condition that It Be in Two Languages": A Bilingual Lithuanian-Yiddish Memoir

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Fira Bramson, z"l - former bibliographer of the Judaica collection of the Lithuanian National Archives - explains how she agreed to write a book about her work in the Archives on the condition that it be written in Yiddish and translated into Lithuanian.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Fira Bramson.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Fira Bramson was born in Kovne (Kaunas), Lithuania in 1924. Fira died in 2016.