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.

Learning Yiddish through Classes, Conversation, and Yidish-vokh

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  • Anne (Khane) Eakin Moss, Yiddishist and Russian Literature professor, describes how she learned to speak Yiddish: through taking classes, working for a Yiddish speaker, and attending to Yidish-vokh (Yiddish Week).

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Anne (Khane) Eakin Moss.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

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?