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 Called Myself a Yiddishist"
Israel Milkow, a retired IT professional, talks about his experience studying at the Hebrew Teachers' College (today Hebrew College), and his identity as a Yiddishist.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Israel Milkow.
This excerpt is in English.
Israel Milkow was born in Slonim, Poland in 1935.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"Mit a pekl afn pleytse" (With a Bag on His Back): Reflections on Jewish Wandering and Israel
3 min 19 sec
Slide 6 of 10
"If You Want To Eat Latkes, Wait For Hanukkah": On Jewish Identification, Especially After The Holocaust
2 min 7 sec
Slide 8 of 10