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.
Longing for Gan-Eydn (Paradise): Reflections on Identity, Yiddish, and Poland
Helena Lipstadt, a poet and garden designer, talks about the richness of Yiddish language and culture as a means of expression, and also her conflicted feelings about her Polish heritage.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Helena Lipstadt.
This excerpt is in English.
Helena Lipstadt was born in Berlin, Germany in 1947.
This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Working From Place of Minority: Reflections on Queers in the Klezmer Revival
1 min 57 sec
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"Making That Bridge (to Poland) Through Life Rather Than Death": Working on the Gwozdzdiec Synagogue Replica Project
5 min 32 sec
Slide 8 of 9