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.

Transmission and Transformation: Working with the Jewish Community in Moldova

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  • Sebastian Schulman, Translation Project Coordinator at the Yiddish Book Center, describes his duties as a fellow with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Moldova and speaks to how his time there transformed his outlook on Yiddish culture and identity.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Sebastian Schulman.

This excerpt is in English.

Sebastian Schulman was born in Los Angeles, California in 1984.

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.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?