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"

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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.