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.

"Something's Alive": Jewish Culture in Eastern Europe Today

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Sebastian Schulman, Translation Project Coordinator at the Yiddish Book Center, challenges the misconception that Jewish culture no longer exists in Eastern Europe and argues that it is still a powerful force among Jews and non-Jews alike.

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.