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
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.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"Something's Alive": Jewish Culture in Eastern Europe Today2 minutes 9 seconds
Experiencing Life From a Uniquely Jewish Perspective3 minutes 31 seconds
Transmission and Transformation: Working with the Jewish Community in Moldova5 minutes 34 seconds
Why It's Difficult To Estimate the Size of Moldova's Jewish Community2 minutes 50 seconds
Ravenna Kibbutz: A Jewish Intentional Community in Seattle1 minute 45 seconds
"A Part of the Family": Transmitting Yiddish Culture to My Children3 minutes 1 second
Yiddish's Return to Mainstream American Jewish Culture2 minutes 14 seconds
About the Wexler Oral History Project
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.
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